“In an election year where control of the Senate is up for grabs, women are leading the way toward victory for Democrats. Susan Bysiewicz has the tenacity and strength to be a great senator for Connecticut,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a statement.
Bysiewicz used to slight as an opportunity to draw a contrast between herself and Murphy, whom she deemed the “insider favorite” of Washington special interests.
Bysiewicz, a former Connecticut secretary of state who has raised $1.25 million for her Senate bid, is competing to be the Democratic nominee to replace the retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). The primary winner is expected to face either wrestling executive Linda McMahon or former Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) in the general election.