The first full week of January ushered in a host of elected officials that FNM supported in the 2012 elections.

These new champions of justice include U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia (CD-26) and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (CD-18); Florida State Senators Dwight Bullard (SD-39), Darren Soto (SD-14), and Maria Sachs (SD-34);  and Florida State Representatives Jeff Clemens (HD -89), Jose Javier Rodriguez (HD 112) and Joe Saunders(HD-49).

Read below some of the media coverage our new representatives are generating as they help erode the ultra-right’s partisan grip in Washington and Tallahassee.

Media Stories:

CBS4: Rep. Joe Garcia speaks with reporter Jim DeFede about the debt ceiling, immigration reform and gun control legislation. [Video http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/13/facing-south-florida-congressman-joe-garcia/ ]

WFSU: Rep. Patrick Murphy Sworn into Congress as Youngest House Member - http://news.wfsu.org/post/fla-freshman-youngest-house-member-sworn-new-congress

WMFE: Representative Dwight Bullard sponsors bill to repeal “Stand Your Ground Law”
http://www.wmfe.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=13953&news_iv_ctrl=1041

WMFE:  Darren Soto participates in Panel, discusses Gun Violence
http://www.wmfe.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=13929&news_iv_ctrl=1041

Sun Sentinel: Maria Sachs,  Sponsors Election Reform Bill
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-12-27/news/fl-so-fla-lawmakers-file-bills-20121224_1_proposals-lawmakers-maria-sachs

Palm Beach Post: Jeff Clemens, Proposes limit on lawmaker- driven referendums
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/clemens-proposes-limit-on-lawmaker-driven-referend/nTsJ4/

Miami Herald: Newcomer Jose Javier Rodriguez makes a strong showing
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/06/3085365/incumbents-likely-to-return-to.html#storylink=cpy

WTXL: Joe Saunders becomes one of the first openly gay representatives to serve Florida
http://www.wtxl.com/news/local/domestic-partnership-proposed-in-new-florida-senate-bill/article_28b3b5bc-5b3b-11e2-85e8-0019bb30f31a.html

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