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SEN 2012: Lembo, Jepsen, and Merrill endorse Murphy for senate

by: ctblogger

Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 12:00:33 PM EST

Today, Congressman Chris Murphy picked up more endorsements for this senate campaign.

Press Release:

NEW BRITAIN - Today, Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) announced that Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo are endorsing his candidacy for U.S. Senate. These early endorsements come on the heels of Murphy receiving the support of dozens of Democratic leaders from throughout the 5th District, and over 2,000 Democratic and progressive activists from across the state.

"I enthusiastically endorse Chris Murphy's candidacy for the United States Senate. As a Congressman and, before that, as a State Senator, Chris is and has always been a tireless advocate for the citizens of Connecticut. He is a proven leader on numerous issues, including banning smoking in the workplace to protect the health of our citizens and strengthening Buy American laws to grow jobs domestically. I am confident that Chris will be a strong voice in the US Senate and will continue to fight for the citizens of Connecticut and for the principles that have made America great," said Attorney General George Jepsen.

"I am so proud to stand with my colleagues in support of Chris Murphy's bid to become Connecticut's next U.S. Senator," said Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. "From the moment I met Chris in his first days as a state representative, I was instantly impressed by his sharp intellect, his work ethic, and his courage. Chris has never shied away from the tough fights, like taking on the pharmaceutical industry to make sure working families and seniors had access to affordable prescription drugs. Chris is a visionary and he has done a stellar job representing the 5th Congressional District. I look forward to electing Chris Murphy to the Senate, because all of our state will surely benefit from his leadership."

"I'm proud to stand in support of Chris' candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Connecticut needs and deserves a Senator who is a problem solver - someone who knows how to make the wheels of Washington turn for the benefit of Connecticut residents. A dedicated public servant who has demonstrated a willingness to fight for the people of the 5th Congressional District, Chris brings new and innovative ideas to support the hopes and aspirations of working families. I've worked closely with Chris on issues of health care, workforce development, and consumer protection, and I look forward to continuing that work when he is elected as our next U.S. Senator," said Lembo.

"George, Denise and Kevin are incredible public servants for our state, and I'm so honored to have their support this early in the campaign. They are part of a growing coalition that will seamlessly stretch from the top leadership of our party down to the indespensible grassroots. As all three just won statewide office, I couldn't imagine a better team to lean on for guidance as I continue to introduce myself to people across Connecticut," said Murphy.

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Congrats to Chris Murphy (0.00 / 0)
Right now, we're in the raising money race stage of the campaign season.  I figure whichever Democrat has a significant campaign chest by March 2012 will be the defacto Democratic nominee for US Senate in 2012 and the other one will bow out.  If the money race is tied by then, it could be a tough 2012 primary campaign season for everyone.  

This thing is over... (0.00 / 0)
Even if Team Bysiewicz can't see that reality.

Sure, it's tragic that Susan did so much damage to her political self last year. But 2010 happened.

What would be best for her now would be for her to bow out gracefully. Of course that won't happen....

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Susan still has a lot of support (0.00 / 0)
My low-info voter friends like her a lot.  They don't know who Chris Murphy is.

It will be interesting to see the results when a non-candidate sponsored poll comes out.

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Way to go Murph... (4.00 / 1)
I have to say this is slightly disappointing, because 17 months out CM has the primary locked up, and the primary season will be dull. That being said, we have ourselves a perfect (or as close to perfect as possible) nominee. Heres hoping we see Linda for Round II next year...

"If you can't convince them, confuse them"
:: Harry Truman::

And I say that... (0.00 / 0)
Not anticipating anything strong from the GOP field, just that I love watching her style of campaigning... better than anything else on TV...

"If you can't convince them, confuse them"
:: Harry Truman::

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