Murphy ranks 9th among House Dems for voting against Obama, CQ saysby George Bennett | February 5th, 2014
Freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, voted against President Barack Obama‘s position 43 percent of the time in 2013 — the ninth highest percentage among House Democrats, according to an analysis by Congressional Quarterly.
Murphy represents a Palm Beach-Treasure Coast congressional district in which Republicans slightly outnumber Democrats and voters sided with Republican Mitt Romney over Obama in 2012.
Another swing-district Florida Democrat, Rep. Joe Garcia of Miami, ranked just behind Murphy in the CQ analysis, voting against Obama 42.9 percent of the time. The least-loyal House Democrat was Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, who opposed Obama 72.1 percent of the time in 2013.
Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson voted for Obama’s position 100 percent of the time in 2013. He’s one of 17 Dems who didn’t break with the president on a single vote last year.