NEW BRITAIN – U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5) gained the unanimous endorsement of the Democratic Town Committee for the U.S. Senate nomination at its February 16th meeting held at New Britain City Hall.
The unanimous vote came at the last meeting of the Town Committee’s current term. New Britain Democrats will hold their organizational meetings in March for a new term and will select delegates to conventions between March 27 and April 3. New Britain has 34 delegates to the Democratic State Convention.
Statement from Democratic Chairman John McNamara:
“ Chris Murphy has brought the concerns of New Britain to the Congress since being elected to the House in 2007. He has been a visible and effective leader on such issues as preserving American jobs, improving schools and access to college, lowering the costs of health care for seniors and improving government efficiency so that the federal government will do its share in sustaining vital programs and services for communities in Connecticut.
The next U.S. Senator from Connecticut needs to stand up to the draconian cuts and irresponsible budgets pushed by Republicans. Congressman Murphy has already demonstrated he will not tolerate placing the burdens of recession on working and middle income families. He is a strong voice for policies that will reduce income inequality and hardship and promote long-term solutions to job growth and community investment.
New Britain Democrats respect and commend the other Democrats seeking the U.S. Senate nomination. We believe, however, that Chris Murphy is in the best position to counter the well-heeled Republican opposition and has the best opportunity to return the seat to Democrats this year.