USA Today Op-Ed: Are Democrats doomed to lose Florida? Start work now to avoid national heartbreak in 2020.

By Patrick Murphy – When Ron DeSantis was sworn in as the 46th governor of Florida last month, Sunshine State Democrats hung their heads in disbelief, having once again lost a critical statewide race by the slimmest of margins. Democrats across the country picked up seven governorships and 40 House seats, yet Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum came up […]

Miami Herald Op-Ed: DNC should pick Miami to highlight its winning message in 2020

By Patrick Murphy – The closely divided presidential election of 2000 — in which George W. Bush defeated Al Gore by the slimmest of margins in Florida — forever implanted the divide between red states and blue states in our political consciousness. Since that election, Florida has gone twice for Democratic presidential candidates (Barack Obama […]

Former congressman speaks with students, shares advice

By Gisela Valencia / FIU News – Chatting with a former congressman during class is a bucket list item for many students studying politics and policy. A group of students recently checked it off the list. Former Congressman and current Senior Fellow at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Patrick Murphy […]

Will Nikki Fried fight Lake Okeechobee discharges, water pollution, toxic algae blooms?

By Ali Schmitz / TC Palm – Former Treasure Coast congressman Patrick Murphy, a clean-water advocate, said his appointment as Fried’s transition committee chair proves her dedication to the cause. Murphy joked his job will be “easy” because Fried is already committed to clean water and well-informed about water policies and projects. “I don’t need […]