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Patrick Murphy campaign releases new digital ad featuring Barack Obama

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Rep. Patrick Murphy is getting a bit more help from President Barack Obama. The Murphy campaign released a new digital spot Friday highlighting Obama’s comments about Murphy. The president campaigned in Miami on Thursday, and used a bit of his speech to encourage Floridians to send Murphy to the U.S. Senate. “You don’t need to wait until Nov. 8 to send Patrick Murphy to the United States Senate. And Patrick Murphy, unlike his opponent, he actually shows up to work.…

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Joe Henderson: ‘Checkmate’ in the Marco Rubio-Patrick Murphy debate

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In the game of chess, it is called “checkmate.” It is that moment when a player realizes their opponent just cut off their last route of escape. I think that’s the gambit Marco Rubio sprung on Democrat Patrick Murphy during their U.S. Senate debate Monday night. One of the best lines of attack for Murphy was that Rubio hadn’t committed to serving the full six-year term that goes with being a senator. The implication was this young man in a…

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Mother of Pulse victim criticizes Marco Rubio in new Patrick Murphy ad

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The mother of one of the Pulse nightclub shooting victims is sounding off in a new advertisement for Rep. Patrick Murphy. The Murphy campaign released a new TV spot Monday, ahead of the first U.S. Senate debate between Murphy and Sen. Marco Rubio. The 30-second spot features Christine Leinonen, whose son Christopher Leinonen was killed in the June attack on the Orlando nightclub. In the ad, Leinonen criticizes Rubio for not taking action following the shooting. “He was shot nine…

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Democrats throughout Florida call on GOP opponents to denounce #TrumpTapes vulgar comments

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A newly released videotape showing Donald Trump making crude comments about a married woman he tried to seduce is sending shock waves throughout Florida politics. “I’ve said some foolish things,” the Republican presidential nominee said overnight Friday in a taped apology posted on Facebook. “But there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women.” But Florida Democratic candidates statewide are not letting Trump off the hook so easily. Nearly all of them are…

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Marco Rubio at 48%, Patrick Murphy at 44% in new Quinnipiac University poll

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The race for the U.S. Senate is close, with just four percentage points separating Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Patrick Murphy. A new Quinnipiac University poll found Rubio has a slight edge over Murphy, with 48 percent of voters backing the Miami Republican. The survey found 44 percent of respondents said they were supporting Murphy. “Sen. Marco Rubio has led in the polls for re-election since he changed his mind and decided to seek a second term,” said Peter A.…

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Patrick Murphy raises $3.3M in third quarter

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Rep. Patrick Murphy raised more than $3 million in the third quarter of 2016. The Murphy campaign announced Monday it raised $3.3 million in the third quarter, which ended Sept. 30. Campaign finance records were not immediately available on the Federal Election Commission’s website. “I am so humbled by the grassroots support our campaign has received. It is clear that Floridians are ready for a Senator who shows up and fights for them in the U.S. Senate,” said Murphy in…

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Florida Chamber poll shows Marco Rubio at 46%, Patrick Murphy at 42%

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Another day, another poll showing a close race between Rep. Patrick Murphy and Sen. Marco Rubio. The Florida Chamber Political Institute released a new poll Monday that showed Rubio and Murphy were locked into a tight race. The survey found Rubio was at 46 percent, while Murphy was at 42 percent. Eleven percent of Floridians polled said they were undecided. The poll of 617 registered voters was conducted from Sept. 15 through Sept. 20. The survey has a margin of…

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