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Murphy raises another $675,000, widens money advantage over potential GOP challengers

by George Bennett | April 4th, 2014

Freshman Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy began April with $2.2 million in his campaign account.

Freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, raised more than $675,000 for his re-election bid in the first quarter of 2014, widening his money advantage over the Republicans vying to unseat him.

Murphy’s campaign says the incumbent began April with $2.2 million in cash on hand.

Republicans hold a slight registration edge in Murphy’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18. Six Republicans have opened campaigns for the seat, which the national GOP has called a top target. Former state Rep. Carl Domino of Jupiter has been the GOP money leader, raising $121,464 from contributors adding $275,000 of his own money through the end of December.

Domino told that he added another $150,000 of his own money during the quarter that ended March 31 and raised less than that from contributors.

Former Tequesta councilman Calvin Turnquest raised “significantly less” than Domino’s personal contribution during the first quarter, campaign manager Jacob Perry said.

Fundraising reports for the first quarter are due April 15.

3 Responses to “Murphy raises another $675,000, widens money advantage over potential GOP challengers”

  1. harry Says:

    All the money in the world is not going to help him keep that seat.

  2. Another Day in Paradise Says:

    He will walk right back into his office the day after election day. He’s wonderful, he cares, and most of all, he’s not Allen West!!!!!

  3. OkeyMor Says:

    DEMS, in order to get this great country of ours working for everybody, we have to keep the White House. To empower the White House, we must provide a congress that is willing and able to work with the White House. 8yrs of obstruction is more than the country can bear.

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