South Florida congressman Patrick Murphy, D- Jupiter, says he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2016. Murphy could have some competition from Central Florida.
Murphy says he’ll work to raise the minimum wage, strengthen social security and protect the everglades. He says Sen. Marco Rubio has ‘put the needs of Floridians behind his presidential ambitions.’
Florida Democratic Party chair Allison Tant released a statement saying she is glad Murphy has joined the race.