Seldom do voters get an opportunity to cast a truly meaningful vote.
Too often the choice is between an inexperienced and unexceptional individual, and one so “seasoned” that they are deemed unassailable. Fortified with the financial resources incumbency brings, such politicians routinely carpet bomb the electorate with television ads, direct mail, and robocalls that aim not to convey the sterling record of the incumbent, but to destroy her opponent. The prospect of such a beating normally succeeds in discouraging truly promising individuals from entering the ring: it can end a political career.
For once, things are different. For once, we have a true alternative. For once, we can send a man to Washington who will not only represent change, but a meaningful upgrade in the quality of our representation in the Congress of the United States. That man is Chris Murphy.
Murphy is an accomplished legislator, among the most respected – on both sides of the aisle – in Hartford. A tireless campaigner and extraordinary retail politician, in this campaign he has taken on the very best that the Connecticut GOP has to offer – and the very worst that the national GOP could throw at him – and shown that it is possible to meet negative attack ads and sound byte politics with a substantive and thoughtful articulation of issues and answers, and a genuine interest in the concerns of his constituents.
Next Tuesday, if you live in CT05, you have a truly meaningful opportunity to do something of lasting value for our communities and for our families.
Cast your vote for Chris Murphy for Congress.
Cross-posted on CT05.net