U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy says he's seeking to refocus Connecticut's increasingly personal and contentious Senate race, challenging his Republican rival Linda McMahon to talk about issues that the voters care about.
The Democrat held a news conference on Tuesday in Hartford's Bushnell Park, surrounded by his supporters. While acknowledging he's "made mistakes" with his personal finances, Murphy accused McMahon of making "baseless, despicable attacks" against him in commercials and how she's "scared to death" to discuss his record in public office.
McMahon has criticized Murphy for missing rent and mortgage payments, as well as congressional hearings.
Her campaign manager showed no signs of letting up. Corry Bliss accused Murphy of being a hypocritical "corrupt career politician in full cover-up mode" who is ignoring calls to release his personal financial documents.
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