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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer endorses Patrick Murphy

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August

Orlando's Democratic mayor, Buddy Dyer, has endorsed Patrick Murphy in Florida's U.S. Senate race.

The endorsement adds to the plethora of establishment backers that the Jupiter congressman has, and it's notable because Murphy's main rival in the upcoming Aug. 30 primary -- fellow U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson -- lives in and represents parts of Dyer's city.

The Orlando mayor hailed Murphy as "the leader that my city and our state needs in the U.S. Senate."

"More than ever, we need leadership from our next U.S. Senator and I know that Patrick is the man for the job," Dyer said in a statement released by Murphy's campaign.

[Last modified: Monday, August 8, 2016 9:14am]

    

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