Murphy, Frankel use different Democratic convention strategiesby George Bennett | September 5th, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic congressional hopeful Patrick Murphy has been making the rounds at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday and today while Palm Beach County’s other big-name Democratic candidate, Lois Frankel, is staying home.
Murphy and Frankel are two of the biggest Democratic non-incumbent fundraisers in America, with each raking in more than $2 million.
Murphy, a first-time candidate who’s challenging nationally known Republican Rep. Allen West, says he’s run into “a lot of people who don’t like Allen West. Of course, we’re in friendly territory.”
Frankel, a former West Palm Beach mayor and state legislator who also ran for Congress 20 years ago, is “spending the week in South Florida, talking to voters and hearing their concerns,” spokesman Joshua Karp said. Frankel faces Republican Adam Hasner for an open Palm Beach-Broward seat.