The GOP is dubbing Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) “privileged Patrick” in a new ad accusing him of living a life of luxury.

“Born the son of a South Florida real estate tycoon, privileged Patrick has lived his life high on the family fortune,” the narrator says in the National Republican Senatorial Committee ad, released Wednesday.


"Privileged Patrick lived in a house with a moat, attended polo matches and attended an elite Northeast boarding school. Privileged Patrick was lured back to Florida by his daddy’s trust fund and a job at the family company — which he got while the business was laying off thousands of workers. Naturally, he became a permanent fixture on the hot Miami Beach club scene.”

The commercial hit Murphy for his 2003 arrest on charges of disorderly intoxication and possessing a fake drivers license.

Murphy, who was 19 at the time of the incident, said in 2012 that it was “the biggest mistake of my life.”

“But even popping bottles can get old — especially after your drunken debauchery gets you arrested,” the video's narrator says.

“After an especially epic night of partying, privileged Patrick was thrown out of a club for fighting. Covered in alcohol and unable to stand, he was arrested after screaming expletives at a police officer. But wealthy and well-connected Patrick got off the hook — and his father stroked a campaign check to the state’s attorney, who dropped the charges.”

The video says Murphy is trying to use his private wealth to win a Senate seat.

“Patrick’s daddy cashed in over half a million dollars to get him elected in 2012,” the narrator says. "Daddy’s help was just barely enough to get him over the finish line. Now, at the age of 33, privileged Patrick is eager to move up again, this time in the U.S. Senate. Daddy Murphy and his donor friends will try to use the same big-money playbook that got Patrick Murphy elected to Congress. But Florida’s U.S. Senate seat isn’t for sale.”

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