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Patrick Murphy tries to turn Trump controversy against Marco Rubio

Patrick Murphy fundraising email

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Patrick Murphy fundraising email

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Patrick Murphy is trying to raise money off Marco Rubio's "failure to stand up" to Donald Trump.

The Democrat issued a fundraising appeal Sunday that highlights that Rubio has not disavowed support for Trump, though Rubio did sharply criticize Trump's 2005 comments about women.

"This is a new low, even for Marco Rubio. Donald Trump is a threat to every value this country holds dear. Sen. Rubio’s cowardly failure to stand up to him shows that he’ll never stand up for Florida in the Senate," the fundraising letter reads.

Trump does present a problem for Rubio, who has been racing ahead of Murphy in fundraising terms as national Democrats have pulled back advertising.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 9, 2016 2:09pm]

    

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