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Fresh Off the Primary, Murphy Goes on the Attack

The newly-minted Democratic nominee for Connecticut's open U.S. Senate seat has wasted no time in attacking his opponent.

And so it begins.

This election cycle promises to be a contentious one in the race for the open U.S. Senate seat as Chris Murphy, fresh off his primary win Tuesday night, began immediately campaigning against his Republican opponent, Linda McMahon.

According to the Connecticut Mirror, shortly after accepting the win in the primary on Tuesday night Murphy launched into a critique of McMahon, suggesting that as a multi-millionaire businesswoman she is out of touch with most of her would-be constituents.

"I've spent the last 10 years fighting for that out-of-work dad who's got to get back to work, for that hungry kid who just wants three meals a day, for that homeless veteran who wants a roof over his head," the Mirror quoted Murphy from his victory speech.

This is McMahon's second bid to win a seat in the Senate. She lost to Democrat Richard Blumenthal two years after a long, expensive and contentious campaign. The 2012 race with Murphy also promises to be highly charged and expensive. 

Murphy, who was the endorsed Democratic Senate candidate, easily fended off a challenge from Susan Bysciewicz, the former secretary of the state, in Tuesday's primary. McMahon, the Republican-endorsed candidate for the Senate race, handily defeated a challenge by former 4th District Congressman Chris Shays.

Robert Kalechman August 16, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Here we go again Congressman Murphy should of stayed in the U.S.House the United States Senate is over his head Like Senator Blumenthal who has been known to tell a fib or two and did with Linda about her money when all along he had millions of his own and like a good lawyer knows how to shelter it Mr Murphy a day after the primary after beating up on a lady now the brave candidate Chris Murphy goes after another lady with the same fibs that Senator Blementhal used ,Well let me tell you this Mr Murphy it just will not work this time out . The time is now to send a women to the United State Senate from Connecticut We as a state did very well with a women as a fighter for the people, who was fearless but who had love and compassion for people of Connecticut Governor Ella T. Grasso was a top shelf Governor for all the people and I and others are sure Linda McMahon wil be one of the better United State Senators from Connecticut .We do not need another Senator from Connecticut who only stands up for him self, the well to do or the well connected These hard time call for a lady that been there ,done that and who knows how Mr and Mrs John Q. Public are hurting and need work Linda McMahon will turn things around for all of people of Connecticut.
Paul Dennis August 16, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Republicans in Monroe CT are planning a huge campaign rally complete with (anti-gay rights) Chick-fil-A sandwiches. In what they are calling support for free speech, organizers of this event will be by-passing local venders while making a 3 ½ hour trip to New Jersey to pick up a 100 Chick-fil-A sandwiches for the enjoyment of their republican guests. This rally is being billed as the “Biggest Meet and Greet in the history of CT politics” Attendees will include more than 30 republican candidates and elected officials. Some notables are keynote speaker State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. Steve Obsitnik, a Republican challenging incumbent Democrat Jim Himes in the 4th Congressional District race, 3rd District candidate Wayne Winsley, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Toni Boucher, and Rep. Gail Lavielle. The event is free and open to the public. Here is a link to the full story with comments: http://monroe.patch.com/articles/republicans-plan-to-unite-after-the-primaries Come to Monroe this Saturday and enjoy an anti-gay rights Chick-fil-A hate sandwich.
Fred August 17, 2012 at 03:55 PM
"I've spent the last 10 years fighting for that out-of-work dad who's got to get back to work, for that hungry kid who just wants three meals a day, for that homeless veteran who wants a roof over his head," Cry me a river Chris, you and your party have done nothing for these people.
Kelly P August 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM
For some people, it remains acceptable to laud free speech rights while blithely ignoring the content of the speech. The protest of the chicken company and its president is all about what he says, and what he advocates. For local Republicans or others to place emphasis on his right to say what he wants, and to have positioned this as about his free speech rights is to misemphasize the issue in play. Cathy wants to assure that unequal treatment under law remains in place. That position is worthy of vehement and lawful protest in every way. If the local Republicans wanted to make a cause celebre about freedom of speech, it'd be a lot more clearly communicated if they picked someone from any number of hate groups as a poster child for free speech. But they don't do that - they take a calculated move to achieve political gain by calling support of Cathy as support of free speech, when they really mean to signal to their base that they are on board with an anti-gay platform.
Fred August 23, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Gee Kelly , are you sleep typing or has your anti chicken gay support finally driven you over the edge to say Chris Murphy is what ?

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