Connecticut Democratic Party Endorses Chris MurphyMay 12 2012 by Nick Fabiani Share on Twitter
By a truly decisive margin, the Connecticut Democratic Party endorsed Chris Murphy's campaign for the United States Senate. In a vote of delegates from Connecticut's 169 cities and towns, Chris won 1378 votes - about 76% of all those assembled. Racking up unanimous support from small towns like Salisbury and big cities like West Hartford, Chris also received overwhelming support from cities like New Haven, where he wont 73 of the city's 83 delegates.
While Chris spoke of his desire to fight for Democratic principles in the United States Senate, and the need to beat back the Republican effort to give tax breaks to the ultrarich and cut women's access to adequate health care, he spent the most of his nomination acceptance speech talking about what has defined every one of his campaigns. Starting with his campaign against a 14-term incumbent State Representative to his 2006 campaign against Republican Nancy Johnson, Chris has never backed down from a tough fight, and has always been able to win.
In describing his secret weapon, the thing that allowed him to win in every election he's had, Chris pointed to the people in the convention hall today - "I need your help - we are going to be outspent. I need you to go out, knock doors, and talk to friends. Because at the end of the day, it's not the number of ads on TV that's going to win this election - it's going to come down to boots on the ground."