[Ed. – Is the universe aligning to boost the Rubio comeback?]
Senate candidate Rep. Patrick Murphy (D., Fla.) has repeatedly exaggerated his past business experience and made false claims about it that have misled the public, according to a report by Miami’s local CBS4 affiliate.
Murphy, who is running for Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R., Fla.) seat, has touted his record as a Certified Public Accountant, or CPA, and a small business owner in recent years to show voters that he is qualified to be an elected representative.
CBS4 News investigated Murphy‘s history as a CPA and small business owner and found that “Murphy has in some cases exaggerated his experience and in other cases made claims that were misleading or outright false.”
Murphy has never been a licensed CPA in Florida, but instead received his CPA in Colorado, despite never having lived or worked there.
“He did not meet the minimum requirements to become a Certified Public Accountant in Florida, opting instead to apply for a license in Colorado, even though he did not live or work there. He applied in Colorado because the requirements were lower,” the report says.