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Patrick Murphy's list of endorsements grows in U.S. Senate bid



U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy says he's picked up more endorsements from sitting U.S. senators, whom he hopes to join in 2017.

The Jupiter Democrat is competing with U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, of Orlando, in the Democratic primary for the 2016 race to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate.

Added to Murphy's list of endorsers today are: Democratic Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico.

In statements provided by Murphy's campaign, the senators complimented Murphy's commitment to to the middle class, citing his defense of Medicare and Social Security.

Murphy's campaign also touted today the endorsement of Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., but Chris Murphy has been listed on Patrick Murphy's campaign website for some time, alongside Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 29, 2015 12:35pm]


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