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NY Times: Murphy Keeping Donor List “Close at Hand” for 2020

June 11, 2018 By Staff
NY Times: Murphy Keeping Donor List “Close at Hand” for 2020

The paper included Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) in its writeup of how potential 2020 presidential candidates are "scrambling" for the New York donor market.

The New York Times mentioned Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) in its latest writeup of potential 2020 presidential candidates “scrambling for New York donors.”

The Times‘ Shane Goldmacher reported:

Top New York donors and Democratic fund-raisers, in more than two dozen interviews, said that their phones rarely stop buzzing as candidates blitz one of the densest concentrations of Democratic wealth in the country.

Others calling and visiting include Terry McAuliffe, the former Virginia governor; Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles; former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts; Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana; and the former Missouri Senate candidate, Jason Kander. Then there are the ambitious locals who already keep their donor lists close at hand: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

Murphy seems to be raising money hand over fist for his 2018 reelection campaign, despite the fact he’s likely to win another six-year term at this point. His work with donors now, though, may benefit him should he choose to run for president in under two years.

Murphy’s fundraising has caught the attention of his GOP opponents for U.S. Senate, too. Dominic Rapini, one of two Republican candidates vying for the chance to face Murphy in the fall, issued a press release last week calling on Murphy to return contributions from ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D-NY), who resigned years ago after facing scrutiny for paying prostitutes.