Bysiewicz still fighting in Conn. Senate primary
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy is widely considered the front-runner in Connecticut's Democratic Senate primary battle, but his rival is showing no signs of backing down.
Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) acknowledges in her latest TV ad that "some people say" she shouldn't run for the Senate because she didn't get the party endorsement. But, Bysiewicz argues, she didn't give up fights as a state lawmaker and she's not giving up on winning the Aug. 14 primary.
Bysiewicz estimates she needs a little more than 100,000 Democrats to support her in the primary and she's banking on the friendships she's made over the past two decades in politics.
Murphy has received the backing of union leaders and top state Democrats. He's also raised a total of $5.45 million.