Stephanie Murphy starts ‘listening tour’ as she ponders challenging Marco Rubio

But Murphy, who defeated 24-year GOP incumbent John Mica in 2016 and was reelected in 2018 and 2020, said, “I know what it takes to defeat a powerful Republican incumbent, because I’ve already done that. I know what it takes to build the message machine, and raise the money to be able to win in a swing district, because I’ve done that three times.”