Patrick Murphy

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Patrick Murphy
Former U.S. Representative from Florida's 18th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2013 - Present
Predecessor Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Successor Brian Mast
Party Democrat

Patrick Erin Murphy (March 30, 1983), a Democrat, was the U.S. Representative of Florida's 18th congressional district from 2013 to 2017. He defeated Florida's Representative of the 22nd congressional district, Allen West, in a controversial race impacted by redistricting; it saw recounts and legal challenges. His success was largely contingent on early voting - which tends to favor liberals.[1]


  1. Rick Moran (Oct. 14 2012). Early voting favors Obama. American Thinker.