August 17, 2015

The Gloves Are Already Off In Florida Democratic Senate Primary

The race to replace Sen. Marco Rubio has barely begun and Democratic primary contenders Rep. Alan Grayson and Rep. Patrick Murphy are already throwing the kitchen sink at each other in what looks to be yet another messy 2016 primary for the Democrats. From Thursday’s Tampa Bay Times:

Grayson on Wednesday mocked Murphy as an ineffective legislator and offered to help him out. Today, Murphy sought to renew questions about what he deemed Grayson’s “unethical hedge funds.”

This is only the beginning of a contest between the liberal wing of the party and the establishment.

The infighting has gotten so personal that Murphy’s press release attacking Grayson on the hedge fund issue even mocked his opponent’s handwriting, following Grayson’s suggestion that Murphy watch a Schoolhouse Rock video to learn how to be a more effective congressman: