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  1. Norman Braman is not your typical GOP megadonor - and he may singlehandely keep Rubio in the race.Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Mother Jones

    As Jeb Bush sucks up cash from Florida's wealthy Republican donors for his all-but-announced presidential bid - his allies have set a goal of raising $100 million by the end of the month - many of the state's wealthiest conservatives have passed over Sen. Marco Rubio, another possible 2016 contender, who like Bush hails from South Florida. But Rubio's ability to compete for the Republican nomination, should he enter the race, may be preserved by one very rich man.

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  2. No. 5: Patrick Murphy, Up and Coming DemocratRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | Sunshine State News

    Despite President Barack Obama carrying Florida and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson's re-election efforts in 2012, the last five years , on the whole, have not been happy ones for Florida Democrats. Besides failing to win gubernatorial and state Cabinet races, Democrats in the Legislature have, at best, played a minor role.

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  3. Elections Morning Digest: A Rubio-less Florida Senate race starts out as a tossupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Daily Kos

    On Wednesday, Murphy earned two pieces of good news: He picked up a major endorsement from ex-Gov. Charlie Crist , and he also got welcome polling numbers from Public Policy Polling , which surveyed the Sunshine State's 2016 Senate contest for the first time. Here's how Murphy fares against a battery of possible opponents: While Rubio understandably starts with a lead, an open seat race would begin as a tossup.

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  4. Poll: Pam Bondi Is GOP's Best Chance to Keep Rubio's Senate SeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Miami New Times

    The state of the 2016 Florida senate race is in a precarious place. Sen. Marco Rubio currently holds the seat and there's no indication he wouldn't cruise to an easy re-election, but Rubio is hinting that he may indeed run for president instead that year.

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  5. West, Bondi Republican Senate Favorites if Rubio Tries for PresidentRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Sunshine State News

    With U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., saying he will not seek a second term in the U.S. Senate if he runs for president, Florida Republicans could have some choices to make in 2016 and two new polls show they have some favorite candidates early on. Public Policy Polling , a firm with connections to Democrats, released a poll on Wednesday showing former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi running strong with Florida Republicans.

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  6. Florida Senate Race a Tossup if Marco Rubio Runs for PresidentRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Sunshine State News

    A new poll shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., starts off as the favorite if he decides to run for a second term in the U.S. Senate in 2016, but if he opts to run for president the contest is wide open. Public Policy Polling , a firm with connections to prominent Democrats, released a poll on Wednesday showing Rubio in solid shape, with 45 percent of voters approving of him and 40 percent disapproving.

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  7. New PPP poll shows Florida's Senate race a tossup if Rubio runs for presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Daily Kos

    On Monday, Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy announced that he would run for Senate, whether or not Republican incumbent Marco Rubio seeks a second term. On Wednesday, Murphy earned two pieces of good news: He picked up a major endorsement from ex-Gov. Charlie Crist , and he also got welcome polling numbers from Public Policy Polling , which surveyed the Sunshine State's 2016 Senate contest for the first time.

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  8. 'Guardian of the Republic' author to speak at Republican dinner FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | HeraldNet

    Retired Lt. Col. Allen West, a former congressman from Florida, author of the 2014 book "Guardian of the Republic" and a contributor to Fox News , will be the featured speaker at the Snohomish County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner Friday at the Xfinity conference center in Everett.

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  9. Treasure Coast supports Patrick Murphy with majorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Examiner.com

    Florida 's District 18 on the Treasure Coast is represented in the U.S.congress by Democrat Patrick Murphy who ran a stellar re-election campaign in 2014 winning majority votes in all three counties including Republican dominated Martin County. Murphy's come from the rear campaign in 2012 against Republican Allen West is evidence that Rep. Patrick Murphy is well able to unseat Marco Rubio in the 2016 campaign for the U.S. Senate with the wherewithal to take on the incumbent or any opponent that may seek the seat in 2016.

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  10. PPP Poll: Murphy, Grayson close, as is any non-Rubio Senate raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Orlando Sentinel

    If U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio decides to run for president and not for re-election, then Florida's Senate seat is up for grabs with no clear front-runners, a new poll from Public Policy Polling concludes. The poll tested two potential Democrats : U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, who has formally entered the race, and U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando, who is thinking about it.

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  11. Florida Rep. Murphy's Bid for Senate Opens GOP Opportunity in HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | News Max

    The announcement Monday from Rep. Patrick Murphy that he will run for the seat of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has opened up a rare opportunity for Republicans to pick up a U.S. House seat in Democratic hands. Such opportunities are indeed rare because, with the redistricting of the 435 House districts following the 2011 Census, all but a handful of them are left that are truly competitive rather than "safe" for Republicans or Democrats.

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  12. Glenn Beck promotes, advises Republicans after declaring he's 'done' with GOPRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Washington Examiner

    Though conservative radio host Glenn Beck announced last week that he's "done" with the Republican Party, he appears to have his heart set on a few candidates competing for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. "So, Ted, let me ask you this - and this is a hard question."

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  13. Elections Morning Digest: Rubio or no, Patrick Murphy's Senate campaign is ready to goRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Daily Kos

    Murphy is young-just 31-but has twice won a very difficult, right-leaning district in southern Florida's Treasure Coast, starting with a memorable upset over Republican Allen West in 2012. And last year, despite the massive red wave, he crushed a lackluster opponent by 20 points.

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  14. Senate battle for Fla. Dems?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Hill

    Senate Democrats landed a star recruit on Monday, when Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy jumped into the race for Sen. Marco Rubio's seat, but he might not have a clear primary field. Rep. Alan Grayson , a progressive champion with a penchant for dubious remarks, told The Hill Monday he's still "very interested in running," and promised that the two-term congressman's decision to run won't "in the least" influence his own decision-making.

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  15. Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy announces bid for Rubio's seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | St. Augustine Record

    Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy announced his campaign Monday to seek the Senate seat expected to be left vacant by Marco Rubio's likely presidential bid. The second-term Democrat - who won national exposure and the affection of many in his own party when he unseated firebrand tea party Rep. Allen West in 2012 - confirmed his candidacy to The Associated Press, making him the first to formalize a bid for the seat.

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  16. Dem Rep Who Unseated Allen West To Run For Rubio's Senate Seat | Daniel DohertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Townhall

    Rep. Patrick Murphy , an erstwhile Republican who earned the wrath of conservatives after unseating Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West in the 2012 election cycle, announced today he is running for US Senate : Democratic Florida congressman Patrick Murphy said on Monday he would run in 2016 for the U.S. Senate seat held by Marco Rubio, a high-profile Republican who is considering a presidential bid. In a statement announcing his candidacy for Senate, he emphasized his background in business and accused Rubio of putting his political future ahead of the state.

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  17. With Rep. Patrick Murphy in, Florida's 2016 Senate race is onRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | St. Petersburg Times

    U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a 31-year-old Democrat from South Florida, on Monday announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Marco Rubio, the first salvo in what should be a hotly contested race as Rubio is likely to run instead for president. An open Senate seat casts an even bigger spotlight on Florida, a critical prize for both parties seeking the presidency, and the Senate winner could be determined by the outcome of that battle.

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  18. Rep. Patrick Murphy running for U.S. SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | WPBF

    RECORDS SHOW JESSICA HAS PRIOR ARRESTS INVOLVING DRUGS. NOW TO THE BIG POLITICAL SHAKE UP IN FLORIDA.

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  19. Democrat Murphy to Run for U.S. SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | WCTV Tallahassee

    Saying he is not a "career politician,'' two-term Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy announced Monday he will run in 2016 for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Marco Rubio. The announcement sets the stage for a big-money, high-profile Senate race next year --- whether Rubio seeks re-election or decides instead to run for president.

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  20. Murphy replacement could set off domino effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | WPTV Local News

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla - Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy announced on Monday that he's running for the Senate seat currently held by Marco Rubio who is weighing a run for president in 2016. His announcement comes a week after former governor Charlie Crist and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced they would not be seeking the Senate seat.

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