SUN SENTINEL: Murphy tries bipartisan sales pitch in race with Rubio

SUN SENTINEL: November 2, 2016. Written by Andy Reid.

Nearing the end of a U.S. Senate campaign filled with name-calling, U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy on Wednesday tried to portray himself as voters' best choice for bringing compromise to Washington, D.C.'s partisan bickering.

Murphy, a Democrat, on the campaign trail hasn't shied away from labeling his Republican opponent, Sen. Marco Rubio, a liar and a no-show senator.

But Murphy barely even mentioned Rubio during a speech Wednesday before the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

Instead Murphy told hundreds of local community leaders about his bipartisan efforts to land more funding for Everglades restoration and to cut government waste. He said he wants to go the Senate to revive the "spirit of trying to get things done."

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