CTNJ: With no Republican opponent, Murphy focuses campaign fundraising against Trump

HARTFORD, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy has launched his re-election campaign and while he has no announced Republican opponent in Connecticut, yet, he is setting his sights on a bigger one in Washington, D.C.

“We’ve seen an unbelievable outpouring of action and activism since the election of Donald Trump,” Murphy said in his re-election announcement. “Thousands and thousands of people have signed up to take part in new grassroots groups that are working to push back on the most reckless aspects of the Trump agenda. It’s time to harness all this energy together into a unified effort.”

Murphy is calling his re-election effort “Fight Back Connecticut.”

He said he has started to hire organizers to “fan out across the state to work with activists and grassroots organizations to organize volunteer networks, turn people out for protests and events at a moment’s notice, make our voices heard in Hartford and Congress, and to conduct the largest voter ID, persuasion, and get out the vote operation Connecticut has ever seen.”

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