House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi once showed off freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, to the Washington media, declaring that Murphy’s 2012 defeat of Republican Allen West “sends a message to a new generation of Americans that their voices will be heard at the table.”
But when Pelosi visited Palm Beach County last week for a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches speech and a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Murphy was miles away. A public appearance with liberal Pelosi probably wouldn’t help Murphy in a Palm Beach-Treasure Coast district that leans slightly Republican. But the DCCC money Pelosi raised will help Murphy and other Democratic House candidates.
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