Tag: Florida Democratic Party

Florida GOP Cheered by Win in Jacksonville Mayor’s race

In a race that many are calling the first round in the 2016 election cycle battles, Republicans in Florida scored a significant victory on Tuesday night, when Republican Lenny Curry defeated the incumbent Democrat Mayor of Jackonsville Alvin Brown.

Rep. Patrick Murphy Ran as Moderate, Now Launches Partisan Attacks as Senate Candidate

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) won his first election in 2012 by branding himself as a moderate, presenting himself as an alternative to tea party firebrand Allen West, who had been elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010. Now that he has set his sights on representing Florida in the Senate, his rhetoric has turned sharply partisan as he attempts outflank his likely primary opponent, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), on the left and spark interest from Democrats nationally who could fund his race.