The national news media has called the Connecticut Senate race for Chris Murphy.
Remember that Murphy faced off with right-wing wrestling tycoon Linda McMahon, who outspent him 5-to-1. She actually spent $28 million of her own money on the race, which means that she personally spent three times more than Murphy’s campaign spent altogether.
But recall Progressive Change Campaign Committee members sprung into action to support Murphy. We made 41,466 calls to Connecticut voters on his behalf, and helped beat back the negative television advertising being funded by McMahon’s millions.
PCCC co-founder Stephanie Taylor has the following statement on Murphy’s win:
Chris Murphy’s victory is a tremendous example of grassroots power over big corporate money. Linda McMahon spent $100 million dollars over the last 2 elections, trying to buy a Senate seat. We are proud that our grassroots army of volunteers made over 41,000 phone calls on his behalf, because we know he’ll be a great progressive voice in the Senate.
LIVE RESULTS UPDATE: TWELVE PCCC CANDIDATES WINNING AND COUNTING…
Peter Shumlin (VT-GOV) re-elected. (26,000 PCCC calls)
Chris Murphy (CT-SEN) elected. (41,000 PCCC calls)
Bernie Sanders (VT-SEN) re-elected. ($53,000 raised)
Sheldon Whitehouse (RI-SEN) re-elected. (10,000 PCCC calls, over 1,000 grassroots donations)
Alan Grayson (FL-HOUSE) elected. (216,577 PCCC calls, $56,684 raised)
Lois Frankel (FL-HOUSE) elected. (230,522 PCCC calls, nearly 3,000 contributions)
Elizabeth Warren (MA-SEN) elected. (570,000 PCCC calls, $1.1 million raised)
Tammy Baldwin (WI-SEN) elected. (92,000 PCCC calls, $55,000 raised)
Sherrod Brown (OH-SEN) elected. (79,000 PCCC calls, $36,000 raised)
Mark Pocan (WI-HOUSE) elected. (34,090 PCCC calls)
Keith Ellison (MN-HOUSE) elected. (17,504 PCCC calls)
David Cicilline (RI-HOUSE) elected. (10,764 PCCC calls)