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Florida Teamsters Endorse Patrick Murphy for Senate


(TAMPA, Fla.) –– Teamsters are proudly endorsing Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) in his election campaign for U.S. Senate in Florida.

Murphy has been a strong advocate for workers in the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s 18th congressional district since 2013.

“Patrick Murphy is exactly the leader Florida’s working families need right now,” said Ken Wood, International Vice President and President of Teamsters Joint Council 75. “Unlike anyone else in this race, he will put politics aside in the U.S. Senate and get things done for the middle class.”

Wood noted that as a member of Congress, Murphy has already fought to strengthen the middle class by opposing trade deals that would hurt American workers, and that Murphy will continue working to strengthen Medicare and Social Security.

“I’m confident in Patrick, and so are the hardworking men and women of the Teamsters,” Wood said.

Teamsters Joint Council 75 encompasses 11 local unions within Florida, Georgia and southern Alabama, representing more than 38,000 members.

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