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Florida police union endorses Patrick Murphy



The Florida Police Benevolent Association has endorsed Democrat Patrick Murphy in Florida's U.S. Senate race this year, Murphy's campaign said today.

It adds to a growing list of endorsements from unions and other party establishment organizations who have rallied behind Murphy ahead of the August Democratic primary.

"The Florida PBA is proud to endorse Patrick Murphy because we know that he will stand with our police officers and first-responders in the U.S. Senate," PBA President John Rivera said in a statement provided by Murphy's campaign. "Patrick is the leader that our officers need to ensure that they can continue keeping our communities safe. As the organization that advocates for Florida’s police officers, we trust Patrick Murphy to advocate for us.”

In the Aug. 30 party primary, Murphy, a congressman from Jupiter, faces fellow U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando; Miami labor attorney and former naval officer Pam Keith; former assistant U.S. attorney Reginald Luster of Jacksonville; and California businessman "Rocky" Roque De La Fuente, of Orlando.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:58am]


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