Delaware Congressional Race Spotlight: Lee Murphy

Lee Murphy once again vying for a seat in Congress, saying it’s now or never and that the status quo has got to go when it comes to politics in Washington D.C.

Murphy ran back in 2020 but lost to current U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. Now, he’s back and says he has some big goals to work on this year if elected after securing the Republican nomination following an unopposed primary.

“So much is at stake for us, for our children, and for our grandchildren,” Murphy told our Rob Petree. “We can change Delaware and we can also change the direction of our country. We always say that this is the most important election of our lifetimes, well guess what, people in Delaware will be voting like it is.”

A key issue Murphy says he will tackle if elected, the rising costs of inflation, specifically the concerns surrounding oil and gas prices.

“Gas prices are creeping back, they’re getting higher and higher,” Murphy emphasized. “People are already telling me they will not be able to afford their heating bills this winter. Now we depend on foreign oil reserves. We sell our oil to China, we buy Oil from Venezuela, and country’s that don’t like us. We have to become energy independent again.”

Murphy says he’s also looking at ways to reform education.

“I was a former school teacher, I started my career in teaching,” Murphy stated. “It really upsets me to see what’s going on in our schools today. We need to upgrade standards and teach math, reading, and writing, not indoctrination.”

Moving forward, with less than a month to go before election day, Murphy said he’s optimistic this time around and encouraged all Delawareans to get out and vote.

“To believe in our system, we can elect new people on every level of government here in Delaware in 2022,” Murphy stated. “If people participate in our democracy and elect people who truly care about them.”

Lee Murphy will face off against incumbent Congresswoman and Democrat Lisa Blunt Rochester in the general election scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

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