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By Gisela Valencia / FIU News – Chatting with a former congressman during class is a bucket list item for many students studying politics and policy. A group of students recently checked it off the list. Former Congressman and current Senior Fellow at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Patrick Murphy […]

By Amy Gardner / Washington Post – All of it has created an uproar among voting-rights advocates, who say that untrained election workers are tossing eligible ballots, often with no chance for the voter to object or fix the ballot. “I had zero recourse here,” said Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic congressman from Palm Beach […]

By By Glenn Thrush, Audra D. S. Burch and Frances Robles / New York Times – Many Democrats argue that imposing new standards for evaluating signatures could discourage some voters, especially foreign-born citizens, from even trying to cast ballots. Still, Patrick Murphy, a former Democratic congressman from South Florida, said it was time that the […]

By Isadora Rangel / Florida Today – Ask voters and many will tell you how much they hate the partisan gridlock that has swept over our country. But are they ready for a purple gubernatorial ticket in Florida? Democrat Patrick Murphy is considering a bid for governor with Republican David Jolly as his running mate. Perhaps the former congressmen are […]

By John Romano / Tampa Bay Times – We swear we are better than this. Better than the extremes, and better than the barbs. Too many of us sit atop high horses and claim America’s divisiveness is the fault of the fringes, both left and right. It’s a wonderfully satisfying and snooty position to take. […]