Tag: Patrick Murphy

Areas of Rakhine in Myanmar have been in lockdown since October, sending tens of thousands of the Rohingya minority fleeing to Bangladesh

Myanmar Bans U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from Visiting Rohingya Conflict Zone

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy is on his way to Myanmar, where he will meet with officials to discuss the government’s response to Rohingya insurgents and the resulting mass flight of Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh. He will not, however, be allowed to visit the conflict zone and see for himself how government forces have been treating civilian populations.

Five Takeaways From the Sunshine State’s Election Results

Tuesday night, President-elect Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in Florida’s presidential contest for its 29 electoral votes by a margin 4,605,515 to 4,485,745, which was roughly a difference of 1.3 percent. A closer look at the numbers shows it was not a single issue that

Bloomberg Poll: Trump Up 2 Points in Florida

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s focus on Florida appears to be paying dividends. According to a Bloomberg poll released early Wednesday, Trump has taken a two-point lead in the Sunshine State with less than two weeks until Election Day. The

Trump a Focal Point of Rubio-Murphy FL US Senate Debate

Monday, Florida U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) faced off in the only debate between the two at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Rather than a debate that was solely policy specific

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Wounded Vets Rally Against Obama’s Iran Nuke Deal

The newly-organized anti-Iran nuclear deal group, Veterans Against The Deal, held a 300+ person rally last week outside the Aventura, Florida, congressional office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) in hopes to pressure her to vote against President Obama’s controversial and highly-unpopular Iran nuclear deal.

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Allen West Is Still Loathed by Liberal Democrats

Democrats continue their obsession with former Congressman Allen West (R), as the two Democratic Senate candidates in Florida, Rep. Alan Grayson and Rep. Patrick Murphy, are quick to reference West in their attacks against one another.

Amazing Race: Rumble To Replace Rubio in Florida Wide Open, Poll Shows

With Florida’s August 2016 primary still more than a year away, it would be highly unlikely for any candidate to have the race sewn up already, but this poll does settle some questions about how the race would be affected if some of the potential candidates jumped in: former Attorney General Bill McCollum (R-FL) and Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL).

Club for Growth Calls FL. Sen. Candidate David Jolly the ‘C’ Word

That would be Charlie Crist, the former Florida Governor who used to be a Republican, then bailed on the party to run as an independent after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) surged to a double-digit lead in the 2010 Senate primary. Crist’s name has become a shorthand insult whenever someone wishes to challenge a candidate’s conservative credentials, and when Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) jumped into the Florida Senate race on Monday, the Club for Growth had thrown the Crist name at him within a few hours.

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos López-Cantera Will Run For Rubio’s Senate Seat

López-Cantera, Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor, previously served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2004 until term limited out in 2012. During his time in the Legislature, he was Majority Whip and then Majority Leader. In 2012, he was elected Property Appraiser of Miami-Dade County.

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Alan Grayson Is Running for Senate

After mulling over his options, and keeping the national press sitting on the edge of their seats, hoping that he will make the much anticipated run, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) has announced that he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

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Club for Growth Running TV Ads in Florida Supporting Rep. Alan Grayson

“Congressional Democrats, like Patrick Murphy, are in virtual lockstep in their support for the big corporate special interests that gain taxpayer-provided financing from the Export-Import Bank,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “Despite the hundreds of fraud claims against Ex-Im, and the 31 open fraud investigations involving the bank, Murphy still wants an expansion of Ex-Im.”

Pelosi Touts ‘Advances’ Fighting ISIS on Social Media

On MSNBC’s “Taking The Hill” on Sunday, host Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania, interviewed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and discussed the U.S. effort against ISIS. According to the California Democrat, the fight is an “enormous challenge,” but she

Florida GOP Chairman: ‘This State Is Going Red in 2016’

ORLANDO, Florida—As the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) gathers in Orlando for their quarterly meeting, RPOF Chairman Blaise Ingoglia joined Breitbart News for an exclusive interview about the party’s plans for 2016 and the important role he expects Florida to play in the elections.

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.

FBI Investigates Former COS of Rep. Joe Garcia (D)

The FBI is now formally investigating the former Chief of Staff and best buddy of Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia, for his possible involvement in a “phony Tea Party candidate’s secretly funded mail campaign.” The Miami Herald’s reported this story –

Allen West's Former Democratic Opponent "Undecided" on Syria

Former Congressman Allen West has stated his opposition against military action in Syria, and so have other Democratic and Republican members of Congress. But West’s former opponent, Congressman Patrick Murphy (D) is still “undecided” on supporting Obama’s possible war against

Voter Fraud May Have Swayed Allen West Election In 2012

When the  story first broke that Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia’s main-man/Chief of Staff/campaign advisor Jeffrey Garcia, along with two others were implicated in an alleged fraudulent absentee ballot request scandal, the political community immediately turned their eyes on the possibility that

'True The Vote' Files Lawsuit Against Election Official

'True The Vote' Files Lawsuit Against Election Official

From WPTV: A voter advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker to inspect voting records from the District 18 race between ex-congressman Allen West and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy. True the Vote,