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Miami Republican billionaire backs Murphy for U.S. Senate, donates to super PAC

Miami Republican and billionaire healthcare executive Mike Fernandez

Miami Herald

Miami Republican and billionaire healthcare executive Mike Fernandez

28

October

Miami Republican Mike Fernandez, a billionaire healthcare executive, plans to vote for Democrat Patrick Murphy over Republican incumbent Marco Rubio in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, Fernandez told the Miami Herald in an email.

Fernandez recently backed up that support with a $100,000 donation to a super PAC supporting Murphy, money that is affording the group to make last-minute moves to prop up Murphy’s candidacy in the competitive contest against Rubio.

Fernandez — a top Jeb Bush donor in the GOP presidential primary who formally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in September — told the Herald late Thursday that the main reason he’s voting for Murphy is because of the Jupiter congressman’s support for lifting the Cuba embargo.

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[Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2016 9:58am]

    

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