Release: Murphy Wins Democratic Nomination by 3 to 1 MarginMay 12 2012
MURPHY WINS DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION BY 3 to 1 MARGIN
NEW BRITAIN—Chris Murphy won an overwhelming majority of delegate votes today at the Democratic State Convention, winning 1,378 out of 1,842 delegates to secure the Democratic nomination for the United State Senate.
“The foundation of our message on this campaign is that nothing is impossible if we set our minds to it. I know this because almost every fight I’ve taken on in my 15 years of public service involved the conventional wisdom telling me it couldn’t be done, but we proved them wrong,” said Murphy. “It’s been a long time since a statewide convention delivered this kind of resounding margin, and it came today from every corner of the state, from every congressional district, from cities, from suburbs, from small towns. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all of you.”
Since announcing his candidacy in the beginning of 2011, Murphy has built an unparalleled grassroots coalition, propelling him to the head of the field. He has received the endorsement of the National Organization for Women, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, 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 Congressional House delegation, Governor Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Attorney General George Jepsen, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, dozens of state Senators and state Representatives and over 10,000 Democratic and progressive activists from all across Connecticut.