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Chris Murphy Shares What He Think “Should Scare the Hell Out of Republicans”

May 14, 2018 By Staff
Chris Murphy Shares What He Think “Should Scare the Hell Out of Republicans”

The junior senator from Connecticut is feeling confident going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) appears to be feeling bold and confident heading into 2018 midterm elections.

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He told Bloomberg‘s Sahil Kapur last week that Republicans should be scared. Here’s why:

“The only significant races we won in 2010 were in races where Republicans ate themselves alive,” says Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat. “What should scare the hell out of Republicans is that we have energy and relative unity. That’s hard, because with energy usually comes some opposing forces, and that has not happened in any meaningful way so far.”

Of course, Murphy’s analysis masks over some significant differences between moderate Democrats – like some of Murphy’s colleagues up for reelection in red states in 2018 – and partisan senators like Murphy, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Moderate and liberal Democrats have significant differences on health care, the economy, impeaching President Trump, and more. How long Murphy – and Democrats at large – can mask over those differences remains to be seen.

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