Florida’s Patrick Murphy running for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat

Florida’s Patrick Murphy running for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat

By Marc Caputo (Politico) –

Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy formally announced his campaign for Senate on Monday, saying he’s ready to fight for the highly competitive seat regardless of whether or not Marco Rubio runs for reelection.

A one-time Republican with a centrist voting record that reflects his South Florida swing congressional district, Murphy said he’s running to put an end to the “hyper-partisanship in Washington” and to focus on problems like preserving Social Security, Medicare and the environment, a classic Democratic platform.
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