Orlando Rep. Stephanie Murphy will not run for a fourth term in Congress

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US House Representative Stephanie Murphy will not be running for a fourth term in Congress.

Murphy has represented Florida’s 7th Congressional District since 2016. She took control of the district which includes Winter Park, Oviedo, Altamonte Springs and Sanford by overthrowing Republican John Mica after 12 consecutive terms. In a statement announcing her decision, she spoke of a desire to spend time with her family.

“I firmly believe in a Citizen’s Congress, where ordinary citizens run for office looking for duty and service, not for careers. And I never wanted my time in Congress to become a career, ”said Murphy. “The past few years have been some of the most rewarding times of my life, but also some of the most difficult. Public service is not without personal sacrifice. And as a mom of two young children, my time away from them has been tough. So, I wanted to share with you that I will not seek another term as your representative in Congress. It was not an easy decision, but it was the right decision.

The move also comes after Murphy, a centrist Democrat, came under scrutiny from the right-wing opposition in Florida. One of the more aggressive redistribution proposals for the state of Florida would almost completely destroy the District of Murphy, separating the urban parts of the 7th to create several new Republican-leaning blocks.

A recent announcement of an attack on Murphy was representative of some of the warmth she felt in her home. The ad blamed the rising costs of goods in the United States (especially chicken wings) at Murphy’s feet, saying the only participant from a 435-member legislature was responsible for the rate. nationwide inflation. Murphy nodded towards this era of bad feelings in his statement.

Republican attack ad blames Winter Park Rep. Stephanie Murphy for rising cost of chicken wings, everything in between

Republican attack ad blames Winter Park Rep. Stephanie Murphy for rising cost of chicken wings, everything in between

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“At a time when our politics have become so confrontational and dangerous, my greatest hope for my colleagues is that they do the same. To stop the name calling, saber-rattling and disinformation and listen to each other.” , she said. “Be ideological in the fight, but pragmatic in the end.”


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