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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Rep. Alan Williams endorse Patrick Murphy for Senate

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At a joint press conference at Florida Democratic Party headquarters in Tallahassee, Mayor Andrew Gillum and Rep. Alan Williams both offered ebullient endorsements of Congressman Patrick Murphy‘s bid for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Marco Rubio. Evoking Murphy’s can-do brand of bipartisanship – as well as the “North Florida Way” emblematic of Congresswoman Gwen Graham, who is publicly friendly with all three aforementioned young Democratic pols – Gillum began with an old chestnut about the pragmatic task of…

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Bob Buckhorn to endorse Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate

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Sources close to the Palm Beach U.S. representative’s camp confirm to Florida Politics that Bob Buckhorn will announce his endorsement of Patrick Murphy in his bid to run for the U.S. Senate seat likely left vacant as Marco Rubio moves toward a run for president. Buckhorn and Murphy will address the press and public at downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. The move comes amid speculation of a heated primary challenge to Murphy from the left, as the Florida Democratic Progressive Caucus has signaled their…

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz not running for U.S. Senate

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Democratic National Committee chairwoman and South Florida U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will not seek the Senate seat likely to be vacated by Marco Rubio and will instead seek re-election in her Broward- and Miami-Dade-based 23rd congressional district, the Sun-Sentinel reports. DWS was widely seen as a problematic yet potent contender for the seat that many expect to be highly competitive in 2016, whether Rubio fully launches into a White House bid or not. If he does, it would be the first open…

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