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Democratic super PAC plans $1M ad campaign to aid Patrick Murphy


A Democratic super PAC plans to spend $1 million in TV advertising to support the U.S. Senate campaign of Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter.

Senate Majority PAC announced its plans Friday, after its Republican counterpart, Senate Leadership Fund, unveiled an attack ad on Murphy. The GOP committee has pledged $15 million to help Sen. Marco Rubio keep his seat.

The Democratic committee, founded by aides to Minority Leader Harry Reid, said it will release its first ads next week. They will air on broadcast and cable.

"Marco Rubio and his allies have always struggled with the truth and their recent attacks are no exception," spokesman Shripal Shah, said in a statement. "We're not going to let them get away with misleading voters just to help Marco Rubio further his 2020 presidential ambitions. Floridians deserve better, starting with a Senator who actually wants the job and will show up to work."

Murphy's chief primary rival is Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando. Early polls show Rubio ahead in hypothetical match-ups against both Murphy and Grayson.