Patrick Murphy, in Palm Beach Gardens, rolls out economic “roadmap”

Murphy Thursday in PB Gardens (Eliot Kleinberg, Post staff)

Murphy Thursday in PB Gardens (Eliot Kleinberg, Post staff)

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy Thursday rolled out what he says is a path to economic recovery. One he says will have bipartisan support and can work.

Murphy has tried to move more to the center than his more-liberal Democratic opponent for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando.

Should Murphy win, however, he’ll face one of eight Republicans vying for that party’s nomination. And in a purple state leaning red that voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 but has picked Rick Scott for governor twice.

Speaking at Agilis Engineering, Murphy said his initiatives will pay for themselves because they’ll let businesses such as Agilis grow and new businesses catch on.

Murphy also was asked about part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trump’s remarks about Muslims following the terrorist attacks in Belgium.

“What Mr. Trump said is appalling and disgraceful for any American to say, because we’re above that,” Murphy said. “I would raise the question to Mr. Trump, ‘What are you going to do to the Muslim police officer? To the Muslim FBI agent?’ It’s an asinine proposal, playing and pandering to the lowest common denominator, that should be unacceptable by anybody, any American, especially any of the Republicans voting in this primary process.”

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