On another topic, Mr. Cappiello said that he supports Republican President George W. Bush's $1.35 trillion tax cut of 2001 and his $250 billion economic growth package of 2003.
Mr. Murphy said in a May 2006 interview that he opposed Mr. Bush's tax cut, indicating that it benefited the wealthy at the expense of the middle- and lower-income workers.
Since taking office, Mr. Murphy has held several news conferences and constituent outreach programs. One Democratic poll released last month showed him with a 20-point lead.
Assistant state Attorney Gen. Robert Marconi of Brookfield, who was briefly the Democratic nominee in the 5th District in 2004, has said that personality is important in politics and noted that most people like Mr. Murphy.
"Being a congressman is about more than just holding news conferences on legislation that you know will never be signed into law," Mr. Cappiello said of Mr. Murphy's frequent sessions with reporters.
The Brookfield Journal is the most conservative friendly paper in the area and even they had a hard time finding anything resembling dirt on Congressman Murphy.
If Cappiello wants to make the election look interesting, he'll need to do more than senseless attacks on a Congressman who beat his buddy Nancy Johnson ON EVERY VOTING MACHINE IN DANBURY.