Tag Archives: Patrick Murphy

FLORIDA: Patrick Murphy Wins Dem Senate Primary

Murphy destroyed Alan Grayson by more than a 3-1 margin. The Miami Herald reports: Rep. Patrick Murphy defeated liberal firebrand Alan Grayson and three others to secure the Democratic nomination and set up a battle in November with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. It’s the outcome that Democratic leaders have wanted for nearly 18 months. Shortly after the 33-year-old, two-term congressman …

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FLORIDA: Koch Brothers Pull Pro-Rubio Ads

The Koch brothers are feeling confident about Marco Rubio’s chance of reelection. The Hill reports: The powerful donor network helmed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is canceling more than half a million dollars in Florida advertising designed to help Marco Rubio in his Senate race, according to Koch network spokesman James Davis. The canceled reservation period is from …

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BREAKING: Marco Rubio To Seek Re-Election

From the Washington Post: Sen. Marco Rubio will announce Wednesday he will seek re-election to the Senate, reversing a pledge he made a year ago to either assume the presidency or return to private life in Florida, instantly transforming an already competitive race and improving the chances that Republicans can maintain the Senate majority. Rubio is set to announce the …

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LCR Responds To Rachel Maddow

The Log Cabin Republicans are stomping their homocon feet over Rachel Maddow’s calling out of their support for the opponent of DADT-sponsor Rep. Patrick Murphy. Log Cabin Republicans recognize the role that Representative Patrick Murphy took on in efforts to end the failed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, however it is a mistake to argue, as some have, that his …

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DADT House Debate Highlights

Since most of today’s speeches were read from prepared statements, they often lacked the dramatic emotional punch of those delivered on our behalf during the New York Senate’s debate on marriage equality. But here’s a few of of the best.

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House Passes DADT Repeal 234-194

The House of Representatives has passed the compromise repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” after long and rancorous debate. I’ll post highlight clips from the debate shortly and will update this post with the vote’s roll call. Ten reps did not vote, 26 Democrats voted “NO” and only five Republicans voted “YES.” UPDATE: The five GOP “Yes” votes: Charles Djou …

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