Big Endorsements for Team MurphyMay 01 2012 by Nick Fabiani Share on Twitter
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Today was a big day for Team Murphy, as a trio of big endorsements were added to thousands of grassroots supporters from around the state.
Governor Dan Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman - the first democratic administration in nearly twenty years - voiced their strong support for Chris.
"I've made a decision to support my friend Chris Murphy, who is an outstanding public servant in his own right," said Malloy. "He has all of the skill set necessary to continue to be an effective member of our representatives in Washington. I hear frequently how often Chris is willing to argue the case for the people of Connecticut."
"I am glad to be able to throw my support to Chris Murphy today," said Wyman. "I know Chris' voice will be strong and loud for the people of this state."
Both Malloy and Wyman praised State Representative William Tong, who today ended his candidacy for the US Senate and endorsed Chris.
"Today, I am proud to announce that Team Tong is merging with Team Murphy. Chris and I see our future from a very similar perspective. We have the same priorities. What we're fighting for is the same opportunity that not only that our parents have had, but Chris and I have had. That's why I'm endorsing Chris."
Malloy also took time to encourage delegates to the Democratic Convention this month to support Chris Murphy as the best candidate to win in November.
"I think this race is going to be tough, and we should all get behind a candidate, and Congressman Murphy has one hell of a proven track record of pulling off tough election after tough election after tough election. I'd hope the delegates would get behind Congressman Murphy."