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Murphy celebrates Affordable Care Act - Obamacare.

Murphy says it’s time to `celebrate’ success of Obamacare

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Sen. Chris Murphy stood on the Senate floor Thursday astride a placard that looked like a party invitation, complete with balloons, streamers and decorations. The only difference: It had “ACA works’’ across the front, reflecting Murphy’s assignment as head of Senate Democrats #ACA Works Campaign. Welcome to Murphy’s party for the Affordable Care Act – […] [Read More]
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Murphy going to Netanyahu speech after all

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After weeks of uncertainty, Sen. Chris Murphy has decided to attend the speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior Democrat on the subcommittee dealing with U.S. policy in the Middle East, had been on the fence […] [Read More]
Murphy celebrates Affordable Care Act - Obamacare.

Murphy remains undecided on Netanyahu speech

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Sen. Chris Murphy has not made up his mind about whether to attend the controversial speech next by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before a joint session of Congress. “I’m very upset with the way the speech has played out,” Murphy said in an interview. “It unnecessarily politicizes the relationship between the U.S. and Israel. […] [Read More]

Blumenthal, Murphy host inaugural constituent coffee in the Capitol

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Among coffee drinkers at the Blumenthal-Murphy fest were some Connecticut teachers who are in town to attend a conference of the Network of Educators in Science and Technology, affiliated with MIT. They included Kristen Ann Record, a physics teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford; Avi Ornstein of Hartford; Ernie Smoker, a physics teacher at   [Read More]

Blumenthal, gun-safety activists push Jones ATF confirmation

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Wednesday blasted critics of the nomination of B. Todd Jones to be the first permanent ATF director in seven years and said their real motive was to undermine the mission of the agency _ to enforce gun laws. [Read More]

Does it really pay to spend more?

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Millions of dollars are poured into tight Congressional campaigns in the hopes that more money, and in turn more advertising, will help candidates win elections. Although a few financial underdogs managed a win this election, overall the big spenders remained on top.

Here’s a breakdown of the most expensive campaigns and the top Senate and House spenders who won, or didn’t.

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Malloy, Calhoun, Blumenthal, Larson join in Murphy Fest at Hartford’s Union Station

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HARTFORD – About 500 people gathered in Union Station this afternoon in a Get Out the Vote rally for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, who’s in a tight, tight, tight race with Republican Linda McMahon to succeed Joe Lieberman as Connecticut’s U.S. senator. The applause was loud in the echo-chamber of the old station. Jim Calhoun […] [Read More]

Analysis: Polls show that 14 Senate seats are still up for grabs

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If current polling holds up on Nov. 6, the Republicans would net one Senate seat, leaving Democrats with a slim majority (thanks to Independents who caucus with the Democrats).

Best-case scenario for Republicans: A gain of nine.

Best-case scenario for Democrats: A gain of two.

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Another day, another $1.25 million in “independent” expenditures floods Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race

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Yesterday the total spent by independent groups, supposely not affiliated with Connecticut’s US Senate candidates, was $8.5 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. Today that total is $9,782,014. But the day is young. The big cash was reported overnight from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, with a $517,951 media buy opposing Republican Linda McMahon; […] [Read More]

Another day, another $177,000 from “independents” for Murphy

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Today’s filings of independent expenditures at the Federal Election Commission shows US Rep. Chris Murphy with an additional $176,000-plus in his efforts to defeat Republican Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate race.  It brings his total to about $7.2 million, compared to McMahon’s $720,499. Today’s filing are led by a timeshare industry group called ARDA-Resort […] [Read More]