Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democratic Senate candidate in Connecticut, was sued in 2007 for foreclosure after missing mortgage payments, but one year later he hosted a “Housing and Mortgage Education Seminar” for constituents.
The Hartford Courant reported Wednesday that Murphy was sued for foreclosure after failing to pay his mortgage two months after taking office. Murphy represented himself in court, and two months later the issue was cleared up and the charges were withdrawn.
“When Chris and Cathy [Holahan, whom Murphy married in the summer of 2007,] were starting out,” Murphy spokesperson Ben Marter explained to the Courant, “they were in the process of merging their finances and inadvertently missed a couple of mortgage payments. When they found out about it, they immediately got in contact with their bank and then paid it in full from their own funds.”