Solid personnel move: U.S. Rep.-elect Patrick Murphy hires Eric Johnson as chief of staff

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Mark this down as one of the smarter personnel moves made since the elections.

Patrick Murphy, the Democrat who beat U.S. Rep. Allen West in the Treasure Coast’s District 18, has hired his campaign consultant, the uber smart and savvy Eric Johnson, as his chief of staff. Erin Moffet will serve as Murphy’s spokesperson.

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