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U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee to campaign for Stephanie Murphy in Sanford

Democratic U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee of California will campaign for Democrat Stephanie Murphy in Sanford for Florida’s 7th Congressional District campaign.

Murphy, of Winter Park, is taking on Republican U.S. Rep. John Mica, a 12-term incumbent, in a race that national Democrats are targeting. Lee’s appearance, set for a meet-and-greet in downtown Sanford Tuesday afternoon, is another indication the Democrats are calling out some of their stars for the race, which Murphy joined only a month ago.

Lee, who is a nine-term congresswoman from the Oakland area, is a leader in both the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Progressive Caucus. She’s also senior Democratic whip in the House. She follows U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who appeared with Murphy last week.

The two will be appearing at Sanford’s 1st Street Lounge, starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Murphy is an executive at Sungate Capital in Winter Park and a business instructor at Rollins College.

 

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Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at scott@floridapolitics.com.

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