July 24, 2014

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

  • District: Junior Senator from Connecticut
  • Residence: Cheshire
  • Born: August 3, 1973; White Plains, N.Y.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Family: Wife, Cathy Holahan; two children
  • Education: Williams College, B.A. 1996 (history & political science); U. of Connecticut, J.D. 2002
  • Military Service: None
  • 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
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Linda McMahon, R, to succeed Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I, who retired
  • 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
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State Information: Connecticut

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Christopher Murphy (D) 828,761 54.8%
Linda McMahon (R) 651,089 43.1%
Matthew Coleman (WRI) 6,414 0.4%
Michael Adams (WRI) 388 0%
Jeff Russell (WRI) 40  
John Traceski (WRI) 19  
Michael Vasile (WRI) 8  
2006 general Joseph Lieberman (CFL) 564,095 49.7%
Ned Lamont (D) 450,844 39.7%
Alan Schlesinger (R) 109,198 9.6%
Ralph Ferrucci (GREEN) 5,922 0.5%
Timothy Knibbs (CC) 4,638 0.4%
2000 general Joseph Lieberman (D) 828,902 63.2%
Philip Giordano (R) 448,077 34.2%
William Kozak (CC) 25,509 2%
Wildey Moore (LIBERT) 8,773 0.7%
1994 general Joseph I. Lieberman (D, ACP) 723,842 67%
Jerry Labriola (R) 334,833 31%
Gary R. Garneau (CC) 20,989 1.9%
Wildey J. Moore (Write-In) 86  
Edward J. Arrowsmith (Write-In) 11  
Clarisse DiCandia (Write-In) 6  
1988 general Joseph I. Lieberman (D) 688,499 49.8%
Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (R) 678,454 49%
Howard Grayson (LIBERT) 12,409 0.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 60.59% John McCain: 38.22%
2012 : 58.06% : 40.73%
2004 John Kerry: 54% George W. Bush: 44%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 38%
1996 Bill Clinton: 52% Robert Dole: 35%
1992 Bill Clinton: 42% George H. W. Bush: 36%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 47% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :