Murphy Surging, $3 Million 3rd Quarter Shatters Expectations

October 05 2012

Momentum Building As Murphy Receives More Than 30,000 Contributions

ROCKY HILL-Riding a surge of momentum into the campaign’s final stretch, Chris Murphy’s campaign for U.S. Senate raised $3 million in the third fundraising quarter of 2012, bringing the campaign’s fundraising total to more than $8.5 million.

“The incredible number of contributions that we received this quarter confirms the support that I have seen in communities across the state for a campaign focused on the issues that matter to Connecticut families,” said Murphy. “I can’t write myself a check for $50 million, but I’ve got something much better: enthusiastic supporters that no candidate can buy."

During the third quarter, Murphy’s campaign received 30,672 contributions, more than eight times the number of contributions received in the second quarter.  The average individual contribution was $79, and nearly one third of the contributions were received in the last week of the quarter as Murphy’s campaign surged ahead.

Since announcing his candidacy, Murphy’s campaign has built an unparalleled grassroots coalition that continues to grow every day. He has received the nomination of the Connecticut Democratic Party and has been endorsed by the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the State Council of the Service Employees International Union, the Working Families Party, the Connecticut Hispanic Democratic Caucus, the Connecticut Education Association, Connecticut Fire Fighters, United Auto Workers, Connecticut Laborers, the Connecticut State Building and Construction Trades Council, the Communications Workers of America, the League of Conservation Voters, Connecticut’s entire U.S. House delegation, Senator Dick Blumenthal, Governor Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Attorney General George Jepsen, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, State Representative William Tong, dozens of state Senators and state Representatives and over 15,000 Democratic and progressive activists from all across Connecticut and former Senatorial candidate Matthew Oakes.