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Ad attacking Patrick Murphy as among 'least effective' in Congress misses the mark
The American Future Fund ad said,"Patrick Murphy was named one of America's least effective congressmen."
This is based on a ranking of one group that narrowly looks at Murphy’s record by only including bills he sponsored that passed out of committee through 2014. Congressional experts have told us that there are multiple ways to influence legislation and be an effective member which aren’t captured by this analysis of only part of his tenure.
The ad also omits that as a freshman Democrat, Murphy had little chance of getting legislation through committee. The majority of members on the "least effective" list are freshmen Democrats. Another analysis shows that he met expectations for a freshman of the minority party.
The statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. We rate this claim Mostly False.READ MORE