A “brigade” of liberal city and suburban door-knockers descended on New Haven as an SOS bulletin for the future of the U.S. Senate arrived home from Charlotte.

The SOS was originally sounded in Charlotte at last week’s Democratic National Convention: That Democrats in blue-state Connecticut, which currently has no Republican representatives in Washington, appear in danger of losing the state’s open U.S. Senate seat—and, perhaps in the process, control of the Senate itself.

That sense of urgency drew 250 campaign volunteers from a group called the Hilltop Brigade to the Eli Whitney Museum Sunday for a rally and strategy session for the campaign of Chris Murphy. Democrat Murphy is running against Republican Linda McMahon for the seat being vacated this year by U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman.

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