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Murphy Makes Parenting Priority No. 1

Murphy Makes Parenting Priority No. 1

Not long after his 2012 victory over Linda McMahon, Sen. Chris Murphy moved with his wife and young family to Washington, joining a bipartisan movement among members of Congress who aren't willing to forgo hands-on parenting for the demands of public life.

The decision was fraught with political consequence: No Senator wants to be tagged as a Washington insider who chooses the D.C. elites over constituents back home. But Murphy says he has two very good reasons for settling close to the office: his sons Owen, 7, and Rider, 4.

"We made a decision very early on that they were never going to take a back seat to the job and that we were going to structure our lives in a way...

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