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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, , 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 Ryan August 15, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Linda McMahon as job creator and labor negotiator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdhs-OOn-nM&feature=related If anyone thinks she lacks ability, they need to watch this video.
Pete Hampton August 16, 2012 at 04:49 AM
This video about Linda McMahon tells the story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFMx2DwbXjM
Markoni August 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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?

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