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Patrick Murphy to run for Marco Rubio's Florida Senate seat
Patrick Murphy to run for Marco Rubio's Florida Senate seat

Florida Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy announced on Monday his candidacy for Senate in what's expected to be an open seat in next year's general election.  The Florida contest will be one of several key Senate races in 2016 as Democrats look to regain control of the upper chamber of Congress after losing it in last year's midterm elections. For several weeks Murphy, who has served in the House since being elected in 2012, has hinted he might run in the race and has been a top recruit of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.  His entrance comes as incumbent Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is expected to launch a presidential bid in the coming...

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