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, , 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.

Casey Powell August 17, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Voting for a Senate candidate has nothing to do with your investment choices, good or bad. Typical Obama defender, blame Europe and Asia.
Markoni August 18, 2012 at 11:46 AM
If you wish you could send Chris Dodd back to the Senate then here's your chance. Well, almost, but you can send Dodd's clone to Washington. Chris Murphy's first job in politics was as an intern to U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, whom Murphy called "a giant, both professionally and personally" Mini-Me said the same thing about Dr, Evil. I remember Chris Dodd a little differently. Senator Dodd has been caught both doing favors for heavy hitters and receiving them -- and then lying about it. Sometimes the mess involves a firm like AIG or Countrywide, enmeshed in the abuses that have so damaged the US economy. Sometimes Dodd's pal is just a felon in need of a presidential pardon. But the cavalcade of scandal clearly puts the five-term senator in the Hall of Fame for the Worst Politicians. No one wasted more time with less results running for president. Conde Nast Portfolio revealed that Dodd had gotten two cut-rate mortgages of nearly $800,000 from subprime giant Countrywide Financial in 2003. As the magazine reported, Dodd was a "Friend of Angelo" -- one of several notables marked for special treatment by Countrywide co-founder Angelo Mozilo. Murphy is a young guy and could be in the senate for many many terms. Why send Mini-Me Murphy to DC?
Buck August 18, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Casey - can you read? Republicans over at Fox News are "blam(ing) Europe and Asia" for hurting the U.S. economy. Good to know you think they're "Obama defender(s.)" Congress (which includes the Senate) was granted powers in the United States Constitution to tax and spend. Congress can write legislation to restrict Wall Street, which has an effect on investment activity. You're two-times wrong.
Meadow Lane August 19, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Here's the Romney-Ryan Plan: 1. Tax poor & working people but not the rich; 2. Encourage wages in the U.S. to fall to third world levels; 3. Pass trade laws that make it easy for companies to send jobs overseas; 4. Pass laws that enable only insurance companies to control who gets health care (including seniors) and who doesn't; 5. Replace public education with out of pocket private schools and home schooling; 6. Refuse to invest in crumbling public infrastructure such as highways, bridges, and sewer systems; 7. Environmental Policy: Pass laws and weaken regulations that enable companies to pollute the environment; 8. Pass laws that enable gas and oil production and prices to be controlled by a few large companies; Make sure that there is no longer any research or work on alternative energy sources; Keep defense spending high to protect non domestic oil production; 9. Repress rights for women and minorities and repress voting participation; 10. Divide the American people on cultural issues (religion, sexual orientation, gun rights, etc); 11. Instill fear in the American public through manufactured crises and created "boogeymen". Then attack political opponents by claiming to be more "patriotic" and the better keeper of "American Values" than they. 12. Make it impossible for literally millions of ELIGIBLE voters to cast their ballots, which is flagrant vote tampering and corruption. Can YOU afford to vote for these guys? I can't. I'm a working mother.
Alethiologist August 19, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Most of these items are on the Obama agenda ESP the divisiveness. At his spending rate, there won't be any money left for schools, roads, pollution abatement etc. and forget about there being enough jobs to employ college graduates! I hope we do get a real change this time!


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