Democrat Chris Murphy wins Connecticut Senate race
Senate seat being vacated by Joe Lieberman
- Duration 10:48
- Date Nov 7, 2012
Senate seat being vacated by Joe Lieberman
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I just got off the and few moments ago with Linda McMahon.
Hard fought race.
And I can now stand here today.
And sitting here.
I am proud to be your next united.
And -- It adds I'm throughout this race you've heard -- -- this -- story you heard me talk about my mother certainly it's not about the fact.
-- in public housing in New Britain very Lawrence sheet.
-- written in house.
And that's about the progress that was made earnest promise it's simple that -- -- Worked hard and she played by the rules that -- community.
What -- -- -- box of opportunity.
So that she could not just succeed but that she could become great.
And what this race was about.
Is about the idea -- behind this campaign.
It makes sure that that promise will be real war generations to come.
The idea for instance.
In the most powerful most affluent country in the -- Health care shouldn't be something you get rich enough to afford it that it should be a human.
-- -- -- up the idea that government can't help create.
Good jobs the idea that manufacturing.
Is not -- the idea that we should start helping companies that are.
Outsourcing our jobs but deciding to create jobs here in this country.
The idea back.
The idea that it is time to start investing in the people of this country.
It's time to bring our men and women home from Afghanistan.
The idea that there is no such thing as the 47%.
As we have seen over the last two weeks the idea that in this country a country of people who have.
A capacity of kindness that will always grow.
To -- to me.
A nation of interconnected individuals.
That we know when a child goes -- when a neighbor.
Is there home.
-- we all have an obligation to step up and lending.
It's those ideas.
That -- the basis of -- -- we showed my friends is that these are ideas that cannot be washed away.
By millions of dollars they cannot be pushed away by slick TV ads ideas.
We know -- these ideas that won this election.
This -- This -- is also bad about the measure of determination the will to succeed despite the odds as I've watched -- This state over the last 183 months I've talked with a hard working men and women electric boat slightly keep their jobs I've talked -- We did.
It that it went ahead at Sony at copper and brass might indicate there I sat with -- hard.
Market small business that it -- try to keep their doors open it.
Britain in Bridgeport New Haven and Hartford.
And it was they -- determination.
To succeed that I saw over the last two years that gave me the will even in the tougher moments of this campaign.
Stand up and continue this -- this race is about the measure a determination as well.
I have to tell you.
Maybe the most important thing that this is about tonight about the measure of friends.
I got a lot of friends in this room.
On a single out just a few I want to single out just a few first.
Didn't have to step up for me in this campaign as early as they did didn't have.
-- to -- -- so much of the last five months helping us win this race.
But they did.
And that's governor Dan Malloy and senator Richard element.
I want to single out more or more people.
-- -- -- single out my colleagues in the House of Representatives I want to single out John Larson and Rosa to Laura and Joseph Courtney -- -- You know Connecticut we are 7% haven't.
A lot -- say thank you to migrate.
You know it a lot of people wanted to write this campaign off two months ago.
It -- it's might seem.
It stood up Jules.
The stand and said no we would not be here today without -- current without it.
It's -- and -- Big.
Other side at fifty million dollars a lot of times in the last few weeks it felt like we had fifty million volunteers out there to all of another big round of applause -- extended family these are the Murphy's behind me.
I did a fantastic job.
And lastly it.
And lastly the three most important people in my life.
I gotta tell you one of things that I figured out in this race is that if you catch you kids can get about an extra point after the polls.
I've but I've also learns something -- -- that you can't go through this alone.
That if you adds a partner.
Was willing to share this burden which can be very happy.
When you choose to do something like this it lightens the load every day.
There's not -- a minute of an hour.
Of a day.
It's I happens.
Fallen in love even more evenly with my wife -- Sleep.
Well I -- I thank the voters of this state.
I want to thank the voters of this date for entrusting me with this great response to.
And weather and whether you.
You voted coordinates and -- -- -- go to the Linda McMahon I pledged to represented every single person in this state for the next six.
A measurement of ideas that measurement of determination and measurement of France a race like this is a measurement.
Apart as well and over the last months I've seen the heart of the people state.
-- tough fights like this one.
They make you realize that there's.
This life that you travel.
That someone up -- of view is always.
Walking that somebody right behind you counting on you -- lead the way.
Journey to United States and it is -- Should be.
Because most important journeys.
In life the ones that are most worth traveling now -- ours it's.
I hate and this race where -- -- -- -- There's a little girl.
Going to bed in the Mount Pleasant housing projects and she's wondering.
-- promise that was -- him work hard.
But let's have a chance.
To -- is still alive.
She doesn't know.
She goes to sleep tonight.
Because the decisions made -- in Connecticut and across.
This country because of what you'd.
She's gonna wake up tomorrow.
And that she needs.
To be -- Just like was given to my mother she's close.
And ends up and it -- -- friends and in the end difference.
That's the most important measure.
Of what we've done here.
But let's not let's --