Patrick Murphy (D-Erin) is going to move along with Congressman Allen West to a new district. No doubt Murphy is following the orders of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Broward Democrats; This leaves Lois Frankel and Kristen Jacobs running for the Democrat nomination in CD-22.
Adam Hasner, the lone Republican in the race, has the backing of Congressman West as well as many in Broward, Tallahassee and Washington DC.
Here is Murphy’s statement:
“Allen West can run, but he can’t hide.
Last week, after loudly pronouncing that Democrats should ‘get the hell out of the United States,’ West promptly ‘got the hell’ out of his own district. West abandoned his constituents to seek what he believes is a more politically favorable ground in a neighboring district to the north.
Sorry, Allen, there is no safe district for you.
I have spoken to local, state, and national Democratic activists and leaders and the support for me continuing my campaign against Allen West – wherever he runs – is overwhelming.
Today, I am announcing that I am taking the fight to Allen West in District 18 and will defeat him in November.”