March 24, 2016

Privileged Patrick Murphy Unveils New Press Strategy

After Patrick Murphy’s last media stint – pretending to participate in the SEIU minimum wage challenge while stealthily attending glitzy fundraisers – backfired badly, his campaign clearly decided it was time to revamp their press strategy.

This week they tried a new approach. First, in response to a Tampa Bay Times report exposing Murphy’s support for a bill propping up his payday lender donors:

Murphy sits on the Financial Services Committee, which is a cash cow for lawmakers, particularly young ones favored by party leaders. Murphy has received $46,000 in contributions from payday lenders.

His campaign did not respond to questions.

Then, a benign inquiry from the Miami Herald about voters’ interest in “outsider” candidates was met with stonewalling and sound bytes from Team Murphy:

Grayson’s opponent, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, was not available for an interview. In response to questions about whether he sees himself as an outsider and how he expects voters to react, his campaign released a statement saying that the race is about what’s best for Florida’s families.

Sorry Florida, Murphy is too busy goofing around with trackers to answer your pesky little questions about his record.