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Broward activist ejected from Democratic club meeting for confronting Patrick Murphy

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy spoke to the Plantation Democratic Club in Broward County on Aug. 10. His appearance ended with a liberal activist confronting him on why Murphy won’t debate his main primary opponent, Alan Grayson.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy spoke to the Plantation Democratic Club in Broward County on Aug. 10. His appearance ended with a liberal activist confronting him on why Murphy won’t debate his main primary opponent, Alan Grayson.

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A liberal activist in Broward County was booted from a local Democratic club meeting Tuesday night after confronting U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy about why Murphy won’t debate his primary opponent, Alan Grayson.

Joe Kreps, a Grayson supporter from Plantation, challenged Murphy to explain why he backed out of the debate with Grayson this week, the only one planned ahead of the Aug. 30 primary.

“All I wanted was an answer to my question.... It’s got to stop. Somebody’s got to stand up and say, ‘stop hiding,’” Kreps said.

But others at the Plantation Democratic Club’s meeting — which included a friendly audience of Murphy supporters — said Kreps was out of line for forcing his question on the Jupiter congressman. The club’s acting president, Ralph Rickel, on Wednesday admonished Kreps as “a real wackadoo” and an embarrassment.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:28pm]

    

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