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Murphy, Rubio tout endorsements



With just two weeks until Florida's primary election, candidates for the U.S. Senate have picked up a couple of key endorsement they hope will give them a boost going into the stretch run.

In the Democratic primary, the League of Conservation Voters endorsed Patrick Murphy, the Palm Beach County Congressman, running against Orlando Congressman Alan Grayson and Pam Keith, a Miami resident and former U.S. Navy officer.

"Growing up in South Florida on the front lines of the climate crisis, Congressman Patrick Murphy understands firsthand how important it is to protect our environment," said Tiernan Sittenfeld of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund.

In the Republican primary, the South Florida Council of Firefighters threw its support behind incumbent Marco Rubio, a Miami Republican who is running for a second 6-year-term against Manatee County homebuilder Carlos Beruff. That group says it represents 3,500 firefighters in South Florida.

“We commend Marco on his willingness to run for, and serve, in public office and because of that, the South Florida Council of Fire Fighters (SFCFF) has endorsed his re-election campaign," said David Perez, president of South Florida Council of Firefighters.


[Last modified: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:45pm]


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