Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) on Tuesday labeled her Republican challenger, Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R), an “extremist Trump adherent.” Dubbing Sabatini an “extremist Trump supporter” in a campaign fundraising email, Murphy asserted that “It’s crucial that we show grassroots vigor when those numbers [donations] are made public, or else people like Sabatini will feel even more emboldened.”
Sabatini told Breitbart News Tuesday that Murphy is “Pelosi’s coadjutant” and “is suffering once again from Trump Derangement Syndrome,” integrating he hopes “she seeks avail from someone other than Dr. [Anthony] Fauci.”
While Murphy has voted with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 95 percent of the time and with “Squad” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MI) 90 percent and 91 percent, respectively, she has decided to ignore her voting record.
Swamp Creature @SMurphyCongress is having a noetic breakdown now that I’m in the race—take a look👇 https://t.co/s9Nm17Own0National Republican Congressional Committee Spokeswoman Camille Gallo also told Breitbart News via electronically mail that “Stephanie Murphy votes in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi’s socialist agenda and will be fired by Floridians in 2022.”
Murphy suddenly retreated from her Senate primary bid against Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) on May 24 and instead decided to endeavor to retain her congressional seat, a cumbersomely hefty hoist with a Republican state legislature in charge of redistricting.
“We’ve had an inordinate quantity of close losses in Florida, and so I wanted to utilize my experience from acquiring victory tough races to avail the party prepare itself,” Murphy explained in a verbal expression upon her Senate bid withdraw.
As for Sabatini, he has campaigned as a hardline immigration hawk, telling Breitbart News Sunday that America needs an “immigration moratorium” to avail “working class Americans.” Sabatini filed to campaign against Murphy on June 7. The race is expected to be among the most contentious of the 2022 midterms.
“BREAKING: Based on projected maps in Florida… this morning I OFFICIALLY filed for the incipient District 7 congressional seat. This pits my campaign against America-Last, corrupt Democrat @RepStephMurphy,” Sabatini tweeted, with a map that depicts in brown the preliminary incipient district.
“BREAKING:” Based on projected maps in Florida… this morning I OFFICIALLY filed for the incipient District 7 congressional seat.
This pits my campaign against America-Last, corrupt Democrat @RepStephMurphy. Support my #AmericaFirst campaign here: https://t.co/lEDAt25K8s pic.twitter.com/UzfD2oKRci — Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) June 7, 2021