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Patrick Murphy heralds new reservoir for ailing Indian River Lagoon

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy joined officials with the Army Corps of Engineers to hail the start of construction on a major project to build a new 3,400-acre reservoir to help relieve pressure on the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River. Murphy attended a ceremony in Stuart Friday morning, where federal, state and local officials broke ground on the C-44 Reservoir, part of a larger Stormwater Treatment Area project. The project will ultimately yield a reservoir capable of holding and treating 16 billion gallons of stormwater…

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Allen West: Charlie Sheen’s HIV is attracting ISIS militants

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Allen West is poking fun of Charlie Sheen’s HIV positive status writing that it “may help ISIS recruitment.” Yes, you read that correctly. Mr. Right Wing politician-turned pundit blowhard thinks a dude contracting a terrible illness is reason for more radical extremists to hop on over to the Islamic State. “He has spent millions on drugs and prostitutes – and hush money to keep this news private, but today decided to share it with the entire world,” West wrote on…

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Patrick Murphy tells Hillsborough County Democrats “The Senate is full of Allen Wests”

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Patrick Murphy’s improbable victory over Allen West in Florida’s 18th Congressional election in 2012 made the then 29-year-old construction executive an immediate budding star in Florida Democratic politics. Outspent by more than four times than in a Republican-leaning district against a Tea Party hero, Murphy’s victory over West made national news. He followed that up by easily winning reelection against Republican Carl Domino in 2014. Not even a full year later, he’s now the favorite of many establishment Democrats in the race for the…

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Patrick Murphy works Democratic Party event to build Senate campaign

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For now, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is the only prominent Democrat in the race to replace Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, and he took advantage of that Saturday at a Florida Democratic Party fundraising event in which he portrayed himself as a moderate who isn’t going to please everybody all the time. Murphy spent the day racing from one event to the next, speaking to Democratic caucuses for gays, women, Hispanics, African Americans and other groups. His message was that he…

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Republican Rick Kozell announces run for Florida’s CD 18

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Attorney and Republican activist Rick Kozell is announcing he will launch a bid for South Florida’s 18th Congressional District based in Palm Beach County. Kozell is running as an outsider who, like most Americans, is fed up with dysfunction and gridlock in Congress. “Today, Congress seems more focused on growing the bureaucracy than on solving problems. It’s time we fix Washington and restore America’s reputation abroad,” Kozell said in a statement. “Throughout our community, working people are struggling while big government in…

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Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay files to run for Patrick Murphy’s congressional seat

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Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay today announced her candidacy to succeed U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy in Congress representing Florida Congressional District 18. “I plan to bring the same passion I have for good policy in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast to our nation’s Capitol,” McKinlay said in a statement. “People are looking for common sense solutions and an advocate they know will have their back. I’ve spent my life advocating for causes that positively impact people, save lives and result in a better…

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Marco Rubio presidential run will begin scramble to fill his seat

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The biggest Republican name considering a run for Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s seat if he enters the presidential race announced Saturday that he will not seek the position. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s decision not to run leaves Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy the only declared candidate for Rubio’s seat and opens the question of who will step up on the Republican side to seek it. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis is considering a run, as is Lt. Gov.…

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