Patrick J. Murphy

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Patrick Murphy


Patrick J. Murphy was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district.

Murphy was defeated by Michael Fitzpatrick (R) in the November 2, 2010 election to Congress. Murphy ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 2012. He lost to Kathleen Kane in the Democratic Primary.[1]

Planned Parenthood

Murphy received $3000 in lobbying funds from Planned Parenthood in 2008.

Supported by Council for a Livable World

The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to "reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security", primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Patrick Murphy in his successful 2008 House of Representatives run as candidate for Pennsylvania.[2] He has also been previously supported by the Council.[3]

The Council also supported Murphy in his 2010 Congressional election campaign.[4]

DSA support

In 2006 Greater Philadelphia Democratic Socialists of America members helped progressive Democrat and longtime DSA ally Tim Kearney in his second campaign against entrenched state Representative John Perzel. While Kearney did not win, his numbers went up enough for him to seriously consider trying again in 2008. Local members also worked for Bucks County Congressional anti-war candidate Patrick Murphy (who did win), progressive newcomer Paul Lang against a 20-year incumbent in the Bucks County state senate race, and others.[5]

ARA lobbying

While Congress was home for recess July 2010, Alliance for Retired Americans members across the country met this week with members of Congress and staff including: Reps. Brad Miller in North Carolina; Sen. Claire McCaskill and Reps. Russ Carnahan, Emanuel Cleaver, and William Lacy Clay in Missouri; Reps. John Boccieri, Mary Jo Kilroy and Steve Driehaus in Ohio; Rep. Patrick J. Murphy in Pennsylvania; Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Harry Mitchell in Arizona; Sen. Jeff Bingaman and Rep. Martin Heinrich in New Mexico; and Reps. John Spratt, Jr. and Jim Clyburn in South Carolina.[6]

IAPAC money

Cogressional candidate Patrick J. Murphy received money from the Iranian American Political Action Committee during the 2010, 2008, election cycles.[7]

Make Progress National Summit 2014

Generation Progress' Make Progress National Summit 2014 included speakers such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Filmmaker Andrew Rossi, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sec. of Labor Thomas Perez Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, Sen. Chris Murphy, Executive Director of Generation Progress Anne Johnson, President of the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden, Policy Director at Generation Progress Sarah Audelo, Rep. Patrick J. Murphy, Former NFL player Donte Stallworth, Representative of House District 74 (TX) Mary Gonzalez, Mayor of Ithaca, NY Svante Myrick, Economic Policy Analyst Sarah Ayres, Educational Advocate Natalia Abrams, Executive Director of National Guestworker Alliance Saket Soni, Executive Director of the Energy Action Coalition Maura Cowley, Young Elected Officials Policy & Programs Director Dawn Huckelbridge, Filmmaker Tara Kutz, Student activist Ronnie Mosley, Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren, Iraq War Veteran Tony Woods, Newtown High School graduate Sarah Clements.[8]

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