HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut Republicans might have missed their two best opportunities in years to win a U.S. Senate seat, with the election of Democrats Richard Blumenthal in 2010 and now Chris Murphy.
Given Murphy's age -- he's only 39 -- and Blumenthal's strong popularity in the state, it could be a long time before the GOP has another chance at winning an open seat.
Former Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd served 30 years before he retired in 2011. Sen. Joe Lieberman, a longtime Democrat who became an independent, will have served a total of 24 years when he retires in January.
Republican Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton contends the GOP didn't really have great opportunities to win in 2012 and 2010. Both candidates beat wealthy Republican wrestling executive Linda McMahon to take their seats.
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northlander41 | November 14 2012 11:15am
Many in the GOP are just as corrupt as the Democrat Party is. The Govt is run by special interests including the unions and leaders of the non-working takers in CT. The CT Dems like the Fed Dems hid things from the public for political purposes - including the CT budget shortfalls. The unions vote Democrat for their ultra rich union bosses benefit and their own taking of taxpayer money with their upper class pensions and benefits - which none of us can get. We are being enslaved by the politicians and the voting block is mostly takers now. Let the fiscal cliff happen!
Alex | November 12 2012 7:12am
Thats what happens when you blow your chance on a hot air balloon. Its the GOP's own fault
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