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PolitiFact: Ad misleads in ranking about Patrick Murphy in Florida Senate race

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A conservative organization portrays U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, as a "fabulously phony failure" in a TV ad.

Murphy is taking on Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in one of the most closely watched Senate battles in the nation.

In the ad, American Future Fund says, "Patrick Murphy was named one of America's least effective congressmen."

The fund is a political nonprofit organization that does not have to disclose its donors and has spent millions of dollars this election cycle largely attacking Democrats.

We will explain the basis of that claim and the shortcomings of the evidence.

(The ad also states that Murphy distorted his work record related to being a certified public accountant and small business owner. We have fact-checked similar attacks about his resume .)

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