U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is paying a big role in Connecticut's election this year.
Besides seeking a second term, the Democrat has transferred $320,000 from his campaign coffers to the Connecticut Democrats. He's also been working to train and organize volunteers, campaigning with state candidates and helping Jahana Hayes' congressional run.
Murphy faces Matt Corey, a Republican small businessman who has raised less than $85,000. In contrast, Murphy has amassed $14.5 million, giving him the breathing room to focus a lot on keeping Connecticut a blue state.
Corey is accusing Murphy of not taking their race seriously, saying the Democrat "doesn't want to legitimize my candidacy."
The $320,000 is funding a field organizing program focused on turning out Democratic voters. It complements a volunteer training initiative Murphy began last year.