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Patrick Murphy makes weekend campaign stops in South Florida, Treasure Coast

In an unannounced campaign stop Saturday, Patrick Murphy's U.S. Senate campaign said the Democrat toured Treasure Coast waterways affected by algae blooms.

Patrick Murphy U.S. Senate campaign

In an unannounced campaign stop Saturday, Patrick Murphy's U.S. Senate campaign said the Democrat toured Treasure Coast waterways affected by algae blooms.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy spent part of this past weekend stumping around South Florida and the Treasure Coast, familiar territory for the Miami native and Jupiter congressman.

Friday and Saturday nights, he spoke to Democratic clubs in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. And earlier Saturday, Murphy also toured waterways in Martin and St. Lucie counties -- in his congressional district -- that are affected by algae blooms.

Murphy's algae tour in Stuart and Fort Pierce was not an announced campaign stop. In a press release afterward, his campaign provided images of the photo-op and said Murphy met with St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky at the two locations.

Murphy's campaign used the weekend's events to tout Murphy's focus on environmental protection and his dedication to serving in public office -- attempts to strike a contrast with Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio.

Murphy has plans to be in Sarasota and Tampa next weekend.

[Last modified: Monday, September 26, 2016 10:19am]

    

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