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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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Some big-time national lefties not sold on Alan Grayson for Senate

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Citing personal baggage and “divisive rhetoric,” national leaders in the progressive movement are abstaining from supporting U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson‘s campaign to leave his safe Democratic House seat to jump to the Senate, writes Andrea Drusch in National Journal. “Alan Grayson’s opening Senate salvo should have been the campaign of liberals’ dreams. In the first week of his campaign, the Florida House Democrat and longtime champion of liberal causes immediately pushed progressives’ favorite policies—and ripped into his moderate Democratic primary opponent, fellow…

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