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New Senate Leadership Fund ad blasts Patrick Murphy for lying about, well, everything

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A new ad from the Senate Leadership Fund blasts U.S. Senate hopeful Patrick Murphy with a litany of what they say are his sins – lying, embellishing and not doing much in Congress. The criticisms have been leveled before by Murphy’s detractors and his opponent Marco Rubio – the ad says Murphy lied about everything from his business record to his education. “He lied about his education,” the ad states. “Murphy’s claims of business experience, outright false. Why did he pad…

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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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Senate Leadership Fund takes aim at Patrick Murphy over Iran deal

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A conservative super PAC is focusing on Rep. Patrick Murphy’s support of the Iran nuclear deal. Senate Leadership Fund launched a new ad Tuesday aimed at highlighting his support of the nuclear deal. The 30-second spot, according to the Tampa Bay Times, will run on cable and broadcast in Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. The ad criticizes Murphy for support of the Iran nuclear deal. “They still chant ‘death to America,’ help kill our troops and sponsor terrorism,” a…

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Monmouth University poll: Marco Rubio 47%, Patrick Murphy 45%

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The race for the U.S. Senate continue to be close, with a new poll showing just two points separate Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Patrick Murphy. A new Monmouth University survey showed Rubio is at 47 percent, while Murphy is at 45 percent. The survey of 400 likely Florida voters has a margin of error of 4.9 percent. The survey found many voters didn’t know much about Murphy, a Treasure Coast Democrat. When asked their opinion of Murphy, 59 percent…

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DSCC scales back advertising in Florida, GOP claims ‘weakened’ support for Patrick Murphy

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In an abrupt move, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee delayed its first week of television ads in Florida’s Senate race, originally scheduled for later this month. Ads supporting Democrat Patrick Murphy were initially supposed to run Sept. 20-26. According to a top Republican super-PAC, we now know why. Citing a report from the Columbus Dispatch, the Senate Leadership Fund — a group tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — points to a private meeting between DSCC Executive Director Tom Lopach…

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FEC reviews fraud complaint over donations to Patrick Murphy campaign in 2011

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The country’s top election watchdog group is reviewing campaign donations to Congressman Patrick Murphy‘s House campaign made five years ago. The Hill is reporting the Federal Election Commission will be taking under review a complaint filed against Florida’s newly chosen Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, which claims the Jupiter Democrat accepted potentially illegal contributions in 2011. In July, the FEC notified Murphy was that complaint — from the Republican-led super PAC Senate Leadership Fund — was “a matter under review.” According to the Hill, the…

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GOP hits Patrick Murphy in Florida Senate race, and Barack Obama hits back

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Republicans aren’t waiting until the primary to start attacking Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy in an effort to define him before he can define himself, a sign they believe that the U.S. congressman will be the nominee and the tougher candidate to beat in November. The race in Florida is being closely watched since it could it tilt the U.S. Senate back to Democrats. Incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio initially said he wasn’t going to run for a new term,…

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