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Patrick Murphy labels Marco Rubio a ‘puppet of the Koch Brothers’ at Tampa gathering

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Patrick Murphy says that despite the onslaught of negative ads being lobbed against him, he is confident that he will prevail against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio in the race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat. “They are outspending us, four-to-one, I think right now, ” the Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful told about three dozen Democratic Party activists at a registration event held at Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters in Tampa’s Ybor City on Sunday afternoon. “An unbelievable amount that the Koch Brothers and special interests are spending to help their little…

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Democrat Nick Duran widens HD 112 fundraising lead with $30K haul

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Democrat Nick Duran is widening his fundraising lead over Republican opponent Rosa Maria “Rosy” Palomino in the House District 112 race. In a campaign statement Friday, Doran said he brought in another $30,002.00 during the second reporting period of the general election. “Floridians are ready for a change in Tallahassee, which is why we’re proud to have built this campaign with the financial support of people across the 112th District,” said Duran, who serves as the director of the Florida…

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Largest federal employee union backs Patrick Murphy in Florida’s U.S. Senate race

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Patrick Murphy has snagged another major endorsement from labor in his race for the U.S. Senate. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest federal employee union representing 670,000 government workers, announced Wednesday that it is backing the Jupiter Representative. “AFGE is proud to offer our support to Congressman Patrick Murphy for the U.S. Senate,” said AFGE national president J. David Cox. “We know that we will be able to count on him when it comes to supporting the rights of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.13.15 – All aboard the Sunshine Summit

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Happy Friday to you all, and what a weekend it will be as virtually the entire Republican presidential field (including Jim Gilmore!) makes its way to Orlando for the next two days for the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit. We’re off to the event shortly ourselves, so let’s be succinct: Will we hear more about who’s the toughest of them all when it comes to immigration? Let’s face it, none of the candidates are going to go as extreme…

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AFSCME Florida endorses Patrick Murphy in Florida senate contest

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The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is endorsing Jupiter Congressman Patrick Murphy in the race for U.S. Senate in Florida in 2016. “We believe that Congressman Murphy is the best suited for our agenda in Washington D.C. and will help move working families forward,” said Andy Madtes, AFSCME’s executive director, on a conference call set up by the Murphy campaign on Thursday afternoon. When asked if it was a close call for his union’s 15,000-plus dues paying members…

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AFSCME backs Dan Gelber for attorney general

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Dan Gelber scored yet another big endorsement for his campaign for the Democratic attorney general nomination. Facing a close contest with Dave Aronberg, Gelber announced he was being backed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Florida Council 79, which represents more than 100,000 members. Continue reading here.

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