Focus on Congress
From the office of Rep. Stephanie Murphy
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy collected over $500,000 in the second quarter of 2019, giving her strong momentum as she seeks a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Murphy unseated a 24-year Republican incumbent in 2016 and she easily dispatched both primary and general election opponents in 2018 by double digits. She enters the third quarter of 2019 with over $623,000 cash on hand.
“We are proud of the outpouring of support Stephanie is receiving from Democrats, Republicans, and independents across central Florida, and she is in a strong position heading into 2020,” said campaign spokesperson Chip Harris. “Stephanie is working with both parties to create more, and higher-paying jobs, strengthen our national security, and make our communities safer — all the while working to ensure every child as a fair shot and equal opportunity to succeed. Jobs, security, and opportunity – that’s what this campaign is all about.”
Murphy is consistently ranked as one of the most independent and effective Members of Congress by nonpartisan organizations. The Orlando Sentinel has also labeled her a “moderate force in Washington” while Politico has said, “Murphy is suddenly a critical figure in the House as co-chief of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition…and Murphy and the Blue Dogs are proving themselves to be a force…”
As a strong pro-choice advocate, Murphy has already been endorsed by EMILY’s List and NARAL Pro-Choice America in her re-election. She has also been consistently recognized as a leader on gun safety for her bold stances and effective legislating on the issue, such as leading a successful effort to essentially repeal the Dickey Amendment, allowing the federal government to finally research gun violence as a public health crisis.