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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 Fourth District Congressman Chris Shays.

Southbury Mom August 15, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Typical. And that's all I have to say.
Wbyguy August 15, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Go get em' Murph! This woman would be a nightmare for CT and the nation as a whole. She represents what the GOP has a become, an extreme right wing ideology hell bent on their own agenda with absolutely zero ability to work well with others. Sorry republicans, but, your Daddy's GOP is dead and it appears that the teabaggers have taken over.

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