Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2015: Best Politician

Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2015: Best Politician

Grab your plutonium, rev that engine to 88 mph, and hang on tight: Best of Broward-Palm Beach 2015 is almost here! Here's a preview of one of the winners, but check out the entire issue when it hits tomorrow and newsstands Thursday, June 18.

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy

Let's get this out of the way: Marco Rubio is terrible — a high-voiced, bootlicking opportunist who has tried to gallop atop a (partly bullshit) origin story, painting himself as a refugee from Communist Cuba who's risen as a Tea Party gunslinger. But the best part about watching Rubio leave Florida: It leaves his U.S. Senate seat unprotected. (Rubio is running for president, though he first must trek a campaign trail whereupon Republican candidates will use each other for toothpicks.) Enter from stage left Patrick Murphy, the Palm Beach-based congressional rep with a fresh face, strong track record, and — and we actually consider this a plus — a mug shot from a drunken college night that's already all over the internet. Because really, who among us wasn't booted from a South Beach club when we were 18? It's relatable. Really, though, Murphy is already something of a monster-slayer. He took down Allen West, an evil scientist's lab creation of the most vile politician possible.

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