Release: Grassroots Momentum Grows for Murphy

October 13 2011

Grassroots Momentum Grows for Murphy
Finishes quarter with over $2 million cash on hand

NEW BRITAIN--With a groundswell of Connecticut contributions, Chris Murphy continued to build grassroots support across the state, raising $650,000 in the third quarter and bringing the total raised to nearly $2.7 million with over $2 million cash on hand for his campaign for the Senate.

"This is the way we're going to win this campaign--by building support and momentum among local, Connecticut donors," said Murphy. "Of the contributions our campaign received this quarter, a full 86% were from Connecticut and 84% were $250 or less. I'm so grateful for the strong continued support from so many people across our state."

Fast facts about Chris Murphy's third quarter fundraising:

* 84% of contributions this quarter are $250 or less
* 86% of contributions are from Connecticut
* Over 1,000 new contributors this quarter
* Over $2 million cash-on-hand

Over 4,500 contributions from Connecticut since the campaign kicked off.

Each pin on this map represents an individual contributor. For a detailed high resolution version, CLICK HERE.

In addition to Murphy's growing grassroots momentum, he was also endorsed by 41,000 strong Connecticut Education Association, and announced a new personal endorsement every weekday throughout the month of September.