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 04:51 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.
John J. Faley August 15, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Murphy(20 years carreer politician and Shays a 20 year carreer politician) are not experienced in creating private sector jobs to ever do anything but continue the status quo.We need people from the private sector to help entrepreneurs create business and jobs, such as Linda McMahon.
Obama-Biden 4-more August 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM
What jobs did she create? WWF jobs. The whole WWF is a farce, and given the waning popularity, most likely won't be around in 1-2 years. Did you watch her acceptance speech? The whole speech was written for her, if you can't give a speech without a script on the issues you are running on, then that's a bad sign.
SteveObs August 15, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Wrestling is real.
Pete Hampton August 16, 2012 at 04:48 AM
This video about Linda McMahon tells the story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFMx2DwbXjM
Alethiologist August 16, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Obama uses a TelePrompTer to give a speech to second graders...(truth be told)
Hollywood2 August 17, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Evelyn, It was an indepth speech on the dynamics of achieving peace in the Middle East, and those darn second graders were asking some tough questions. They had to call Hilary in. Yes, Stevie, wrestling is real. Keep those on demand payments coming in to fuel Linda's campaign.


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