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U.S. Rep.-elect Patrick Murphy hires Eric Johnson as chief of staff

Patrick Murphy, the Democrat who beat U.S. Rep. Allen West in the Treasure Coast's District 18, has hired his campaign consultant Eric Johnson as chief of staff. Erin Moffet,  who also worked on Murphy's campaign and has worked for U.S.  Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar), will serve as Murphy's spokesperson.