Barack Obama, Joe Biden Back Patrick Murphy in Florida Senate Race
Even as a new poll shows him trailing U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., in the Democratic primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., was endorsed by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday morning.
“I am proud to endorse Congressman Patrick Murphy for the United States Senate,” Obama said on Wednesday. “Patrick has been a tireless champion for middle-class families and a defender of the economic progress that American workers and businesses have made. In Congress, he's fought to strengthen Medicare and Social Security, reform our criminal justice system, and protect a woman's right to choose. Floridians can count on Patrick Murphy to stand up for them every day as their next senator."
"I'm proud to endorse Congressman Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate, a leader who knows what's important: growing our economy from the middle class out, helping families put food on the table and save a little for the future,” Biden said. “Patrick Murphy has the progressive values, the work ethic, and the youthful energy the U.S. Senate needs. He'll work tirelessly to bring people together to make a difference for Florida's middle class."
"I am honored that President Obama and Vice President Biden are endorsing my campaign for Florida's middle class families,” Murphy said. “The president, the vice president and I share the same values and commitment — strengthening Social Security and Medicare for our seniors, protecting a woman's right to choose, and growing America’s middle class. Over the past seven years, President Obama and Vice President Biden have been champions for Democrats and hardworking families across our country, and I am humbled and proud to receive their endorsement and campaign shoulder-to-shoulder with them for what we believe in.”
Murphy’s camp announced that Biden will be campaigning with the congressman later this month.
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