U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has been going on the offensive against his U.S. Senate primary opponent, taking advantage of recent bad headlines about U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson's controversial hedge funds.
Grayson also has shown his teeth, attacking Murphy for money a super PAC that supports him took from a businessman who would have benefitted from legislation he co-sponsored.
Murphy, D-Jupiter, has called for Grayson to shut down the hedge fund after a Feb. 11 New York Times investigation showed his work for the fund interfered with his congressional duties and he advertised his international trips, some of them as a congressman, to solicit business. The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is investigating Grayson but didn't say what the content of the investigation is.
Murphy took the latest jab at his Democratic rival during a Sunday interview with NBC6 Miami, which covers one of the state's largest Democratic strongholds in South Florida. Murphy questioned whether Grayson was trying to evade taxes by setting up hedge funds in the Cayman Islands, a known tax haven, even though he's closed those branches. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid earlier this month called on Grayson to drop out of the Senate race. Grayson denies using his office for personal financial gain.
Read more by clicking below image