Patrick Murphy’s odds improve in 2014 as he claims the center, works the district

Patrick Murphy (Source: Sunshine State News)

From The Sunshine State News: Murphy … has done his best to claim the political center. Despite being a Democrat, Murphy has shown no hesitation in breaking with the party on some key issues. Earlier this year, Murphy was one of the most prominent Democrats to call out the Obama administration for gutting Medicare Advantage to pay for Obamacare. This week, Murphy was one of only six Democrats in Congress voting to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. On some issues, Murphy sounds like a fiscal conservative, calling for the federal government to get out of the way on flood insurance and backing bills cutting wasteful government spending.

Murphy represents a swing district but he clearly has momentum on his side. National pundits are starting to move this race from a tossup to leaning Democratic.

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