“Allen West abandoned his constituents to find supposedly safer political ground. Today, our campaign is putting Mr. West on notice: There is no safe district he can run to,” Murphy stated.
“I have spoken to local and national Democratic leaders, as well as local activists and the support for me continuing my campaign against Allen West is overwhelming. Over the last year, I’ve enjoyed getting to know the voters in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, and Northern Palm Beach County and I look forward to building a relationship with the voters of Martin and St. Lucie Counties as well,” added Murphy.
Rod Smith, Chairman of the Florida Democratic Party expressed complete support for the decision: “Patrick has the support of the party and Democrats throughout Florida. This is a critically important race for us to win and Murphy is the right candidate to do it.”
Mark Alan Siegel, Chair of the Palm Beach Democratic Party and Vice Chair of the Florida Democratic Party, said he is very excited about Murphy’s entry in the race. “Murphy has the right positions, a great personality, and has shown himself to be a dedicated candidate who has earned the right to take on Allen West and represent all of this district.”