Murphy may go north to challenge Westby George Bennett | February 1st, 2012
Sources close to Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy say he’s giving serious thought to following U.S. REp Allen West, R-Plantation, and leaving District 22 to run in a new Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18.
West’s move lets him run in a more Republican district since state lawmakers are about to make his old district more Democratic. For Murphy, the move would avoid a primary against Lois Frankel.
Frankel could get some Democratic company in her race. There’s speculation that Democratic Broward Commissioners John Rodstrom and Kristin Jacobs could jump into the District 22 race.
Republican Adam Hasner is also expected to drop his Senate bid for a District 22 run.