Chris Murphy

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Chris Murphy serves the 5th Congressional district of Connecticut

Chris Murphy, a Democrat, has represented the Fifth Congressional District of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Biography

Murphy grew up in Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut. He then went to work as an attorney.[1]

Murphy began his political career as the campaign manager for Charlotte Koskoff’s near upset of Nancy Johnson in 1996. From 1997 to 1998 he worked for State Senate Majority Leader George Jepsen. In 1998, he unseated a fourteen year incumbent to be elected to the Connecticut State House of Representatives, where he served two terms. In 2002, he was elected to the Connecticut State Senate, where he rose to the position of assistant majority leader.[2]

2006 elections

Murphy successfully challenged Republican Rep. Nancy Johnson in the 2006 congressional elections, winning the election 56%-44% [3].

2008 elections

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This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Connecticut superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.


Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Chris Murphy, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00027566&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Chris Murphy
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

More Background Data

Background information on Nancy Johnson, whom Chris Murphy challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:

Contact

Washington D.C. Office:
501 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4476
Fax: (202) 225-5933
Web Email
Website

New Britain Office:
1 Grove St.
New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: (860) 223-8412
Fax: (860) 827-9009

Articles and resources

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Domestic Policy, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform/Subcommittee on Government Management Organization and Procurement
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 7, 2006
First Took Current Office:
January 4, 2007
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Freshman Member?
Yes
Previous Political Work?
Connecticut Senate, Connecticut House of Represenatives, Southington Planning and Zoning Commission,
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District Offices:
1. 1 Grove St., New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: (860) 223-8412 / Fax: (860) 827-9009





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Date of Birth: August 3, 1973