Keeping government spending in check seems to be a goal of the candidates for Senate, but where they all find agreement is keeping the submarine base in Groton open. Despite the similar opinions, the Electric Boat base, which the federal government funnels billions of dollars into, is now a political issue. The Associated Press details a spat between Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays regarding the base.
Jim Himes (D) wants since loan rates could soon double. "That's an average increase of $1,000-per-year in what it means to service those loans," Himes said at a press conference. "Not only do you face the uncertainty of getting a job, you're also going to owe more."
Steve Obsitnik (R): The candidate recently met with representatives from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in Hartford. The federation of unions is the largest in the United States.
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Not that it’s an indicator of what will happen this November, but incumbent U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro has nearly 3,000 Facebook likes compared to challenger Wayne Winsley, with 268. DeLauro has the time advantage, however. Her page was created in 2007, while Winsley’s is less than a year old.
Chris Donovan (D): An opinion piece on CT.com says history is not in favor of Donovan. According to the author, state legislative leaders simply don’t do well when taking up national office.
Lisa Wilson-Foley (R): The candidate reportedly lost one of her campaign co-chairs, who left her camp to join Andrew Roraback, the party’s endorsed candidate.