Murphy, McMahon meet in first Senate debate

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon are facing off in their first debate in Connecticut's tight race for the open U.S. Senate seat.

The hour-long match-up will be held at the WFSB-TV studios in Rocky Hill and will be aired live at 11 a.m. Sunday. It will be part of the public affairs program called "Face the State."

The two candidates are vying for the seat that is held by the retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent.

They candidates are scheduled to appear at another debate at the University of Connecticut in Storrs on Thursday. Two more debates are scheduled for Oct. 15 in New London and Oct. 18 in Hartford.

A new Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University Poll shows the race is a dead heat.

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Sounds to me and many other like Linda once again showed how un-informed she is
Chris Murphy is in the right party. They distort, smear, don't tell the truth. They can't admit their failures but know everyone elses. I don't want him in CT either and I guess as the above post says - bunch them together in DC. They are all cut from the same tree - decaying.
Mt Gosh!! How do CT voters not see what a slick mudslinger Chris Murphy is... CT voters used to be savvy, well informed and cognizant of the type of candidates they should support. Chris Murphy has a track record of dirty, personal, and blatantly false ads aimed at destroying reputations, or creating question about his opponent. This practice goes all the way back to his race for state rep against Fusco in Southington. CT voters, please don't fall victim to his Clntonian smooth talk. Look at his actions, how much special interest only he has taken and how his votes reflect his appreciation for that money. No candidate is perfect but he will not help CT. He is best suited for a party crony position in DC. I for one would prefer his politicking out of CT!! I'll be supporting Linda.

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