U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy visits Tampa Bay next week for a meet-and-greet with Democratic faithful to support his newly launched Senate bid.
The event is Friday, April 10, at Mise en Place, 442 West Kennedy Blvd., between 4:30-6 p.m.
With the expected April 13 announcement by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio that he is running for president in 2016, Murphy will immediately launch to the top tier of Democratic candidates seeking Rubio’s seat.
Scheduled to appear are several of the region’s political leaders, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, former state CFO Alex Sink, attorney Ben Diamond, Advocacy Group Director Justin Day, Democratic strategist Ana Cruz, former state Senate candidate Judithanne McLauchlin, business executive Mike Hamby and Patrick Baskette.
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