The first stop on the campaign trail for U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy Tuesday brought him to New Haven’s Hubinger Street, where he helped hoist a paralyzed man out of bed. To make a point about jobs.

It was the latest event in Murphy’s “Getting To Work Tour,” a series of campaign stops Murphy (at left in photo) has made recently with a focus on jobs. He spent part of the morning learning from Joanne Little (center), a home health care worker who cares for 64-year-old Caldwell Johnson (right) each day.

Like most “listening tours” candidates conduct these days, the stop involved asking on-message questions from everyday people in front of the media. Murphy took the shtick one step further, actually doing a little bit of the work. With mixed results.

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