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Sen. Christopher S. Murphy (D-Conn.)


Biography
Political Highlights: Southington Planning & Zoning Commission, 1997-99; Conn. House, 1999-2003; Conn. Senate, 2003-07; U.S. House, 2007-13; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
Born: Aug. 3, 1973; White Plains, N.Y.
Residence: Cheshire
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Cathy Holahan; two children
Education: Williams College, B.A. 1996; U. of Connecticut, J.D. 2002
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Relations (East Asian & Pacific Affairs; European Affairs - Chairman; International Development; Western Hemisphere & Global Narcotics Affairs); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families; Primary Health & Aging); Joint Economic

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalChristopher Murphy (D) 828,76154.8
Linda McMahon (R) 651,08943.1
Matthew Coleman (WRI) 6,4140.4
Michael Adams (WRI) 3880.0
Jeff Russell (WRI) 400.0
John Traceski (WRI) 190.0
Michael Vasile (WRI) 80.0
2010generalChristopher Murphy (D) 122,87954.1
Sam Caligiuri (R, I) 104,40245.9
2008generalChristopher Murphy (D) 179,32759.3
David Cappiello (R) 117,91439.0
Thomas Winn (I) 3,0821.0
Harold Burbank (GREEN) 2,3240.8
2006generalChristopher Murphy (D, WFM) 122,98056.5
Nancy Johnson (R) 94,82443.5
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: CT-B)
 
No race


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31st

Connecticut is 31st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

23,106

Twitter Followers (@chrismurphyct)

26th

Sen. Christopher S. Murphy has the 26th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.