Stephanie Murphy

Blue Dog Coalition Elects 3 New Co-Chairs to Lead Them in Next Congress
Stephanie Murphy, Tom O’Halleran and Lou Correa will head up fiscal hawk caucus

Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., elected Monday as one of three new co-chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition, will be the first woman of color to lead the group of fiscally conservative Democrats. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Blue Dog Coalition on Tuesday elected three new co-chairs — all current freshmen — to lead the group of two dozen fiscally conservative Democrats in the next Congress. 

Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy will serve as the administration co-chair, Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran as the policy co-chair and California Rep. Lou Correa as the communications co-chair.

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Democrats Target Florida's John Mica in Desirable Pickup Seat
New ad introduces Stephanie Murphy as a new voice for Congress

Florida Rep. John L. Mica's 7th District got bluer after recent redistricting, giving Democrats hope of knocking him off in a presidential year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Majority PAC, the Democratic super PAC that works to elect Democrats to the House, is going on the air Tuesday with an ad attacking 12-term Florida Republican Rep. John L. Mica and introducing Democrat Stephanie Murphy as a "new approach to get the job done." 

Democrats have been eyeing Florida's 7th District as a possible pickup opportunity but didn't have a candidate until Murphy announced her candidacy the day before Florida's June 24 filing deadline. Democrat Bill Phillips suspended his campaign in April.