Skip to main content

Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy easily defeated his Republican challenger Linda McMahon in their final Senate debate yesterday.

In answer to practically every question, McMahon resorted to her bromides that included accusing Murphy of “not having an economic plan” and claiming that she is pro-choice. But Murphy annihilated her by defining his jobs plan and by pointing out that she supports the Blunt amendment, which would have allowed not only religious groups but any employer with moral objections to opt out of the contraception coverage requirement of the 2010 health care law. Murphy said that while pro-choice groups strongly support him, anti-choice groups support her, and that if elected she will vote with her anti-choice Republican colleagues.

The three-term Congressman pointed out that McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), has run numerous TV ads attacking him and his family. Asked about her TV ads, she denied she felt embarrassed by them.

Throughout the debate yesterday, McMahon repeated shallow slogans. “Repetition doesn’t lead veracity,” Murphy rebutted.

Summarizing, Murphy described McMahon’s approach as  “a right wing ideology that is not right for the state.”

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site