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Democrats not willing to spend on Florida race, aiding Marco Rubio

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is getting help from an unlikely quarter as he campaigns for re-election: The Democratic Party. The party’s Senate committee this week abandoned Rubio’s Democratic rival, Rep. Patrick Murphy, yanking advertising off the expensive airwaves of the Sunshine State and sending the money to competitive races in smaller states where fundraising dollars go farther. The decision leaves Murphy, who’s raised only about one-third as much as Rubio in recent months, largely on his own. And it has…

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Underdog Patrick Murphy struggles against incumbent Marco Rubio

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A Democratic congressman with little name recognition is struggling to stop Florida’s GOP Sen. Marco Rubio from being re-elected as Republicans pour millions into adds attacking the underdog — Patrick Murphy. Lately, Rubio and outside Republican groups have outspent Murphy and Washington Democrats more than 3-to-1 with ads blasting Murphy for embellishing his resume, calling him “untrustworthy.” So far the Democratic Party arm in Washington focused on overturning GOP control of the Senate on Election Day seems hesitant to fight…

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Patrick Murphy labels Marco Rubio a ‘puppet of the Koch Brothers’ at Tampa gathering

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Patrick Murphy says that despite the onslaught of negative ads being lobbed against him, he is confident that he will prevail against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio in the race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat. “They are outspending us, four-to-one, I think right now, ” the Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful told about three dozen Democratic Party activists at a registration event held at Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters in Tampa’s Ybor City on Sunday afternoon. “An unbelievable amount that the Koch Brothers and special interests are spending to help their little…

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Senate Majority PAC, AFSCME PEOPLE launch ad campaign hitting Marco Rubio over Social Security

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Two organizations are teaming up to take a swing at Marco Rubio over Social Security. Senate Majority PAC and AFSCME PEOPLE released a new ad campaign Wednesday highlighting Rubio’s position on Medicare and Social Security. The 30-second spot is meant to point out Rubio’s calls for cuts to Social Security and votes to privatize Medicare, according to the Senate Majority PAC. “Marco Rubio’s reckless plans for Social Security and Medicare might be great for his campaign contributors, but they’re wrong…

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Senate Majority PAC research shows Patrick Murphy tied with Marco Rubio, but ‘has a lot of room for growth’

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Florida’s U.S. Senate race remains close, but new internal research from the Senate Majority PAC suggests there is still an opportunity for Rep. Patrick Murphy to grow his share of the votes. Internal polling done by Civis Analytics shows the race between Murphy and Sen. Marco Rubio is a statistical tie. Murphy leads 45 percent to 44 percent, with 9 percent undecided. Civis Analytics, however, expects “undecided voters in the survey to break toward Murphy, and allocating these voters grows…

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Patrick Murphy campaign gets million-dollar boost, as father cuts check to Senate super PAC

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Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy received another financial bump to his U.S. Senate campaign this week in the form of a million-dollar check from his father to a Senate super PAC. The Hill reports Florida homebuilder Thomas Murphy gave $1 million to the Senate Majority PAC, the largest donation the Harry Reid-linked committee received in July. The elder Murphy had also made a six-figure super PAC contribution supporting his son’s successful 2012 congressional campaign. Two days after the July donation, Senate Majority…

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Senate Majority PAC airs ad highlighting President Obama’s endorsement of Patrick Murphy

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After several weeks of GOP flavored super PACS bashing Patrick Murphy have dominated local cable stations in Florida, a super PAC who supports the Jupiter Democrat in his race for Senate has a new ad on the air. The ad comes courtesy of the Senate Majority PAC, which on Tuesday released a new ad today released that highlights President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s endorsement of Murphy, a two-term Congressman from Florida’s Treasure Coast who is competing for the Senate nomination against Congressman Alan Grayson. The ad…

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