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Patrick Murphy marches with Rep. John Lewis to promote early voting in Daytona

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, participated in an early voting march on Tuesday morning in Daytona with actress Aja Naomi King and civil rights leader and Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis, center. King and Lewis are in Florida this week as surrogates for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, left, participated in an early voting march on Tuesday morning in Daytona with actress Aja Naomi King and civil rights leader and Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis, center. King and Lewis are in Florida this week as surrogates for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

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As part of the Democrats' push to promote early voting among African Americans in Florida, U.S. Senate candidate Patrick Murphy joined civil rights leader and Georgia U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Tuesday morning for a march from Bethune-Cookman University to a nearby early voting site in Daytona.

Murphy and Lewis were accompanied by students from the historically black university and actress Aja Naomi King, best known for her roles in "The Birth of a Nation" and ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder." King and Lewis are in Florida this week as surrogates for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

"This is one of the most consequential elections of our lifetimes and it so important that all Floridians make their voices heard at the ballot box," Murphy said in a campaign statement.

According to the Clinton campaign, King is scheduled to participate in similar early voting events at the University of Florida in Gainesville this afternoon and at both Florida A&M University and Florida State University in Tallahassee on Wednesday morning.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 1:40pm]

    

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