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Democratic PAC launches ad backing Patrick Murphy



U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is getting a TV boost from the national Senate Majority PAC, which on Tuesday unveiled an ad supporting his U.S. Senate run.

The ad, called "Endorse," touts Murphy's support from party leaders, including President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who have both endorsed him.

"The president says Murphy's fought to strengthen Medicare and Social Security and protect a woman's right to choose," the ad says. "The vice president says Murphy will work tirelessly for Florida's middle class."

It's a jab at U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, Murphy's main competition in the Democratic Party's Senate primary. Grayson has made programs for seniors a centerpiece of his campaign and has tried to attract supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders' economic agenda.

The PAC announced last week that it plans to funnel $1 million into the race to help Murphy, who has been under attack from Republicans, as well as Grayson, in recent weeks.

Here's the ad in full:

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:10am]


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