Obama to attend fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy before traveling to Palm City

“Before he travels to Palm City, President Barack Obama will attend a Miami fundraiser for Treasure Coast U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy on Friday,” according to USA Today’s Kitsap Sun. “Obama is expected to travel to Palm City on Friday evening to play golf at the exclusive Floridian club … Click here to read more

New York Times: Combat veteran from the Treasure Coast runs for Congress

“Brian Mast, an Army veteran who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan, is campaigning for the United States House of Representatives. Mr. Mast is one of 11 candidates over all for the seat now held by Representative Patrick Murphy … Click here to read more

Syrian refugee vote divides Treasure Coast’s Murphy from most Dems seeking his seat

From The Palm Beach Post: “Last week’s U.S. House vote to impose tighter restrictions on refugees from Syria offered a reminder of the challenge Democrats face as they seek a candidate with the crossover appeal of Rep. Patrick Murphy in a Palm Beach County-Treasure Coast swing district. … Click here to read more

PBPost: Legislators apologize throughout Florida for session ‘dysfunction’

“While leaders of the Florida House and Senate continue to clash publicly over redistricting, many rank-and-file legislators are making appearances around the state bearing a red-faced message to voters…At the same breakfast meeting where State Senator Joe Negron (R-Stuart) and US Representative Patrick Rooney (D-FL18) … Click here to read more

PBPost: KC Ingram Traylor not joining race for Murphy seat

The Palm Beach Post blogs that “KC Ingram Traylor, a radio show host and a vocal opponent of the All Aboard Florida train, has announced that she won’t be joining the crowded field seeking to succeed U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate … Click here to read more

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

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. … Click here to read more

All Aboard Florida foe K.C. Ingram Traylor considers GOP congressional bid

From The Palm Beach Post: “K.C. Ingram Traylor, a leading opponent of the All Aboard Florida train, is considering a Republican bid for the U.S. House seat that Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy is giving up to run for Senate … Click here to read more

President’s Earth Day visit to Everglades included Congressman Murphy aboard Air Force One

NBC News reports that Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), elected in 2012, was aboard Air Force One during President Obama’s Earth Day visit to the Everglades. [Congressman Murphy represents Florida’s 18th Congressional district, which includes Martin County.] … Click here to read more

Rebecca Negron enters GOP race for Patrick Murphy congressional seat

The Palm Beach Post reports that “Republican Rebecca Negron, a Martin County school board member and the wife of powerful state Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, announced Tuesday she’s running for the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional seat that Democratic Rep.Patrick Murphy is giving up to run for Senate … Click here to read more

WPEC video: Congressman Patrick Murphy is running for US Senate

“Congressman Patrick Murphy made it official on Monday morning. He is running for Marco Rubio’s US Senate seat in 2016. The Treasure Coast Democrat released this statement: ‘I’m a CPA and small businessman – not a career politician – who saw the dysfunction in Washington and decided to do something about it … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: All Aboard Florida reps get earful from Martin residents at meeting

Award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger, Sally Swartz, details the recent All Aboard Florida open house in Stuart: “Lisa Standley, with the firm running the open house, said the feds’ head count relies solely on sign-in sheets, but no one tells residents they must sign in to be counted. Why not? ‘Thanks for telling me about this,’ she said, walking away. … Click here to read more