Opposition to the federal health care law and big government and disdain for freshman U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, united the five Republican congressional hopefuls who gathered for a candidate forum Wednesday.
The Republicans seeking Murphy’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 congressional seat spent an hour attempting to distinguish themselves from one another without staking out any policy differences. The Republican Club of the Palm Beaches lunch at Bear Lakes Country Club drew about 90 people and was the first major meeting of the GOP candidates.
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