By John Murray

   U.S. Senator Chris Murphy reacts to a story being told by Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary during a political rally yesterday afternoon at O’Leary headquarters on Grand Street in downtown Waterbury. Murphy, the youngest member of the United States Senate, talked about the unusually quiet campaign in Waterbury this year and joked that if things didn’t change it might tarnish Waterbury’s political reputation.

   Both Murphy and O’Leary spoke to the 150 Democrats inside headquarters about the importance of working hard through the election, and Murphy spoke for 15 minutes about his strong relationship with O’Leary and why he should be re-elected.