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Joe Biden to campaign with Patrick Murphy in Tallahassee

Vice President Joe Biden visited a soul-food restaurant in downtown Orlando on Thursday, while helping to campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, of Jupiter.

Kristen M. Clark | Times/Herald

Vice President Joe Biden visited a soul-food restaurant in downtown Orlando on Thursday, while helping to campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, of Jupiter.

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Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Florida's capital in early August to campaign for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy's Senate bid.

The two Democrats will campaign in Tallahassee, Murphy's campaign confirmed. Details about the event -- including the date -- aren't being made public yet.

“I’m very excited that my friend Vice President Joe Biden will join us on the campaign trail in our state’s capital,” Murphy said in a statement. “The vice president and I share the same rock-solid commitment to strengthening America’s middle class. I’m proud to fight alongside him as we work to grow our economy, raise the minimum wage for hardworking families, and protect Social Security and Medicare for seniors.”

The vice president has campaigned with Murphy twice already, in Orlando and Miami.

Florida's Senate race is a top priority for both major parties, who see it as a key to winning a majority in the chamber. Murphy faces U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary.

Grayson has previously said that he believes Biden may have mistakenly endorsed Murphy, thinking he was a different Patrick Murphy, a former congressman from Pennsylvania.

Undoubtedly, the vice president's appearance could help Florida's Murphy, whose electoral odds are far from secure in the primary or general election, polls show.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:32pm]

    

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