Patrick Murphy campaigned to â€œClean up Washingtonâ€
Did He Clean up? Or Give Up? You Decide.
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As your Congressman,
- Murphy received a failing grade on his fiscal policies by several non-partisan citizensâ€™ watchdog groups. The CCAGW gave him a score of 15 out of 100.
- Murphy accepted a $100,000 advance for his biography just a few weeks before taking his seat in Congress. (Congressmen cannot accept book deals.) Murphy had nearly $60,000 in credit card debt at the time. The advance was three times the average for a first time author, and was arranged by a frequent Democratic Party donor. The book was not successful, and will need to sell at its current rate for 78 years in order to break even.
- Murphy received $14,000 in campaign contributions from Congressman Rangel, who is under review for ethics violations. Murphy voted in favor of a $2 million earmark for Congressman Rangelâ€™s private office and library.
- Murphy supported fellow Congressman Charlie Rangel, saying â€œCharlieâ€¦ has served this institution with honor and integrity,â€ as national newspapers called for Charlie Rangel to resign over ethics violations.
- Murphy named Congressman Murtha â€œhis heroâ€ and the citizenâ€™s watchdog group CREW named Murtha one of the most corrupt members of Congress.
- Murphy voted to support Murthaâ€™s $23 million earmark, the National Drug Intelligence Center, even though the Department of Justice has asked Congress to shut the NDI center down because it is a redundant program.
- Murphy, a â€œfiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrat,â€ voted to cut spending on the â€™07 appropriations billsâ€¦ 33% of the time.
- Murphy voted to raise taxes an average of $3,022 per household.
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