Murphy shows Democrats' centrist bent

March 29, 2015 3:24 AM

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For the second time in as many election cycles, Florida’s Democratic Party could be turning to a recent former Republican to boost their chances in a statewide election.

Last year, Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist narrowly lost to Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, in the governor’s race. Now comes U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Republican-turned-Democrat from Jupiter, who announced on Monday that he is going to run for the U.S. Senate.

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