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Fresh Off Primary, Murphy Goes on 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.

David Propper August 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM
This is news? McMahon has already gone negative on Murphy (even before she won the primary). http://www.ctmirror.org/blogs/mcmahon-goes-negative-murphy-not-shays
Steven DeVaux August 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM
This is collaboration, democrat-style.

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