In a few short weeks we will head to the polls to vote in various electoral contests including the presidency. However, we all need to consider a pivotal contest right here in Connecticut for our next Senator. There is only one experienced and capable individual in this race, a dedicated and informed public servant, and a reasoned choice to represent our interests and that person is Chris Murphy.

Chris Murphy's opponent has elected to run a blitzkrieg campaign of nonstop personal attacks against Chris Murphy funded from coffers generated by decades of work in an industry that glamorizes violence and frolics in a teenage boy's cartoonish view of women.

Chris Murphy has been a vocal and strong supporter of the middle class, promising to support policies to maintain vital programs like Social Security and Medicare, lower taxes on the middle class, and has been a truly moderate voice in Congress as a member of the aptly named Center Aisle Caucus. His opponent's glaring lack of basic knowledge on various issues and her true views on issues like Social Security have been exposed during the debates and in candid moments caught on camera.

Putting to the side a glitzy television advertising campaign and a completely reinvented public image it is clear that Chris Murphy's opponent is simply out of touch with ordinary citizens and would support policies and changes to laws that would needlessly fortify the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. Connecticut deserves a Senator who will proudly represent all citizens. Chris Murphy is the only choice for Connecticut and I invite you to join with me on Nov. 6 and send Chris Murphy to the U.S. Senate.

Kevin J. Lennon

Fairfield