Senate Majority PAC steers money to Murphy — ‘so you’re telling me there’s a chance?’

Republican Marco Rubio; Democrat Patrick Murphy

Republican Marco Rubio; Democrat Patrick Murphy

While digging into his bank account for a $1 million loan to the campaign, Democrat Patrick Murphy also will be getting at least that amount from a Democratic Super PAC that earlier abandoned him.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s Senate Majority PAC has made a seven-figure transfer to Floridians for a Strong Middle Class, a Florida-based Super PAC supporting Patrick Murphy’s campaign.

“This race is closing,” Senate Majority PAC spokesman Shripal Shah.

The Senate Majority PAC and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee this month dropped plans to steer millions toward Murphy’s bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, believing the money was better spent in cheaper, more winnable U.S. Senate races.

On Friday, a new poll commissioned by a Democratic Super PAC conducted by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling showed Murphy tied with Rubio, his best showing after trailing the Republican in virtually every survey conducted since June.

Other recently released polls, though, show Rubio with a lead ranging from narrow to commanding.

For his part, Rubio is airing a new TV spot Friday featuring his wife, Jeanette, talking about her husband’s sponsorship of legislation aimed at blunting human trafficking by requiring all nations that receive U.S. aid to provide birth certificates for newborn girls.

With Rubio trying to put many miles between himself and Donald Trump — whom he still endorses — the ad is clearly aimed at women voters repelled by the Republican presidential nominee.

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