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Opinion: Who would’ve thunk it? Murphy leads the way

Terry Cowgill
Terry Cowgill

Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @terrycowgill

Who would have thought a little known junior senator from Connecticut would be one of the leaders in prodding Congress to exercise its constitutional authority as President Obama’s wages war abroad?

But that’s precisely the role Sen. Chris Murphy has assumed in the last few weeks. Murphy has been all over the place, blasting out press releases and appearing on television at every available opportunity. Normally when politicians strain to get themselves in front of cameras, I cringe. Dick Blumenthal, Murphy’s colleague in the Senate, comes to mind.

Two Sundays ago Murphy appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press, where he went toe to toe with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, and new moderator Chuck Todd. And this past Sunday, he returned to Connecticut to face Al Terzi and Jenn Berstein on Fox-CT’s The Real Story. He shone brightly in both venues.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

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