Any Republican who’s serious about challenging freshman Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, next year should put a campaign organization together before October and be prepared to raise $3 million to $5 million, the GOP’s top House candidate recruiter says.
Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., who is the National Republican Congressional Committee’s vice chairman for recruitment, was in South Florida last week to chat with some potential candidates and offer a reality check to the host of Republicans who have been eyeing Murphy’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 seat.
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