Murphy, who is the chairman of the state’s Public Health Committee, said Johnson does not vote outside of party lines and rarely takes a stand against policies that harm valuable social programs.
"People in the Fifth District are fed up with the Republicans’ drive to destroy health care, Social Security and education," he said, "and Nancy Johnson’s complicity in all that is unexplainable." (Moore)
Not bad. Let's see if it resonates with 5th District voters.
Murphy had been widely expected to throw his hat into the ring following his move across his state senate district from Southington to Cheshire. Cheshire falls within the 5th District, while Southington falls within John Larson's 1st District.
Also in the race is Waterbury alderman Paul Vance, who announced about a week ago.
Keep an eye on the Fifth District Congressional Watch for more.
Moore, George. " Murphy to challenge Johnson in 2006." New Britain Herald 26 April, 2005.