PBPost: All Aboard Florida divides likely Dem Senate rivals Patrick Murphy, Alan Grayson



There’s strong sentiment against All Aboard Florida in Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast district. A Democratic Senate primary could test how the issue plays statewide. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

Democratic Reps. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter and Alan Grayson of Orlando previewed a potential 2016 Senate primary clash on Tuesday night when they took opposing sides on an effort to block the All Aboard Florida passenger train.

Murphy, who launched a Senate campaign in March, has been a staunch opponent of the planned Miami-to-Orlando train. That position has played well in his Palm Beach-Treasure Coast House district, where there is bipartisan concern about noise and road and bridge closings associated with the train.

Grayson, who has said he will “probably enter the Senate race as well, supports All Aboard Florida.


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