Last Friday several news outlets reported that Patrick Murphy’s Super PAC – Floridians for a Strong Middle Class – had received a $300K donation from Coastal Construction, owned by Patrick’s dad.
The stories rightfully focused on how Patrick’s dad is pumping money into his son’s Super PAC both personally and through his company. But there is another important angle to consider – Patrick Murphy himself owns up to $5 million of Coastal Construction and receives income in the form of increased interest in the company.
So next time Patrick talks about how gross Super PAC’s are, be sure to mention that A COMPANY THAT HE OWNS is funding his personal Senate Super PAC.
“Patrick Murphy is nothing more than an empty suit woven with the flimsy fabric of hypocrisy. If Murphy really wants to get money out of politics, he will stop using a business that he owns to fund a Super PAC that exists solely to get him elected to the U.S. Senate.” – Senate Leadership Fund Spokesman Ian Prior