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Gwen Graham throws support to Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate


U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham is doing what her famous father and former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham did earlier this year: endorse Patrick Murphy for the U.S. Senate over Alan Grayson.

Graham, a Democrat who serves with both Murphy and Grayson, officially endorsed Murphy, D-Jupiter, over Grayson, D-Orlando, in a statement to the media this morning.

"When my father was Florida’s Senator, I so admired his willingness to roll up his sleeves and not stop fighting until the job was done," Graham's statement says.  "I see that same leadership quality in Patrick. He’s already fighting for our Florida values in Washington, and I have no doubt he’ll bring that same tireless work ethic to the Senate."

In March, Bob Graham made clear he too was supporting Murphy in the Aug. 30 primary battle.