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Democratic campaign committee endorses Murphy for Senate

Democratic campaign committee endorses Murphy for Senate

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Marco Rubio, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, is considering the race. It's the latest move by establishment Democrats to unite behind Murphy, a South Florida moderate in his second House term. There are concerns that a run by the liberal Grayson could hurt the party's chances in a major swing state. In a statement, Senate Democratic campaign chairman Jon Tester called Murphy, 32, a promising rising star. “His track record of fighting for...

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