Chris Murphy has been on defense since the day after he won the Democratic nomination for Senator from Connecticut. First his opponent, Linda McMahon pointed, out that he had missed three quarters of the committee's hearings while serving on the important House Banking and Financial Services Committee including hearing held during the financial meltdown of 2008. Then McMahon revealed that Murphy had had been sued for foreclosure on his home mortgage and a home equity line of credit. Next she hammered him over an eviction suit for nonpayment of rent. The latest personal scandal to surface is Murphy was late paying his property taxes on both his home and his car.
It's an understatement to say the man lacks personal responsibility but his entire campaign has been lackluster to put it kindly. Murphy has raised only $5.6 million while McMahon raised $14.1 million and added $13.1 million of her own. Nevertheless in blue Connecticut Murphy remains competitive but friends and local political pundits are publicly conceding that he is in trouble.