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Received this email yesterday from Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) endorsing Congressman Chris Murphy (D) in his campaign to win resigning Senator Joe Lieberman's (I. CT) seat against wealthy wresting CEO, Linda McMahon (R):

Sam,

In Connecticut, Republican Linda McMahon is on pace to spend over $50 million trying to buy a U.S. Senate seat.  It’s like she has her own personal SuperPAC!

Having made hundreds of millions promoting pro wrestling, McMahon would be a Senator for the top 1% - the ultra-wealthy like her. No surprise - she opposes holding Wall Street accountable and ending the risky practices that nearly destroyed our economy. And she would extend the Bush tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, a tax break personally worth $7 million per year to her!

Here’s the good news: Her opponent is Chris Murphy, a Proven Progressive – exactly what we need in the Senate.  

McMahon has already poured an estimated $16 million of her own money into this race. To help Chris fight back, please chip in $16 to his campaign today.

Chris Murphy supports restoring fairness to the tax code, and ensuring the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share. He has been a constant, tireless voice for overturning Citizens United.  And his bill to rein in predatory mortgage brokers was a critical part of the Wall Street reforms we passed two years ago.

We don’t need another rubber stamp Senator for Wall Street and the 1%. We need a Proven Progressive.  Please donate $16 to Chris Murphy right now.

Chris is running a campaign that is truly people-powered – with nearly 25,000 individual contributions. He’s exactly the sort of Proven Progressive that we need in the Senate – and will be a great partner in the fight to fix our democracy and rebuild our economy with fairness.  

Please support Chris today with a $16 donation.

Fight on,
Jeff Merkley

Well said, Senator Merkley.  Well said.  If you want to hold Wall Street accountable for causing the economic meltdown, lets help Chris Murphy get elected to the U.S. Senate.  Lets give Connecticut the true Democratic Senator they deserve:


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