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After U.S. Senate defeat, Patrick Murphy taking time for himself

Rep. Patrick Murphy gives his concession speech following his defeat to Sen. Marco Rubio on Nov. 8, 2016 at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Jim Rassol / Sun Sentinel

Rep. Patrick Murphy gives his concession speech following his defeat to Sen. Marco Rubio on Nov. 8, 2016 at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Following his decisive loss to Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday night, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is keeping a low profile.

He's not doing any media interviews today, his campaign said. (The Times/Herald did request one.) The two-term Jupiter congressman has "no immediate plans" other than spending the next few days with family and friends, his campaign said.

After a hard-fought, 20-month campaign, advisers say Murphy was realistic about his odds and was prepared for Tuesday's outcome -- long indicated by consistent polls in Rubio's favor.

Murphy also knew that, regardless of the result, his life would change Tuesday, his campaign said: He'd either be a newly elected U.S. senator or he'd be on his way out as a public official.

Voters decided the latter would be Murphy's fate.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:06am]

    

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