Democrats nationally are putting all their chips on Patrick Murphy in the U.S. Senate contest this year, and none other than President Barack Obama is featured in a new radio ad that will begin airing today throughout the Sunshine State, promoting the Jupiter Representative.
“In Congress, I could always count on Patrick to have my back. He’s been there for me when I needed him,” Obama says in the ad, paid for by the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.
The President touts Murphy’s support for Social Security and Medicare, gun control, and the Affordable Care Act in the ad.
“Now I need Patrick Murphy in the Senate,” he says, “to create good-paying jobs, make sure corporations pay their fair share, and grow an economy that works for all of us, with equal pay for equal work.”
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their support for Murphy in March, taking sides in the Democratic Primary, where Murphy is running against Orlando area Congressman Alan Grayson and former Navy JAG officer Pam Keith.