Campaign Notebook: McMahon's Camp Says Murphy Too Loyal to Dems

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U.S. Senate

The upcoming primary will settle who’s running for Senate in Connecticut, but GOP frontrunner Linda McMahon is already taking aim at Chris Murphy, who leads Democrats in the polls.

Murphy talked of his work on the Center Aisle Caucus, reports the Hartford Courant. The group of congressmen work towards easing partisanship. McMahon’s campaign says Murphy's record proves otherwise.

"Try as he might, Congressman Murphy can't hide the fact that he voted with his party 98 percent of the time he has been in Washington,'' Corey Bliss, campaign manager for McMahon, was quoted as saying.

Fourth District

President Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on the wealthiest. The Associated Press talked to U.S. Rep Jim Himes about what to do with the nation’s tax code, especially since many of his constituents in Fairfield County are wealthy.

His opponent, Steve Obsitnik, said raising taxes on people making $250,000 would negatively impact the economy and small business owners.



Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): Connecticut officials, including DeLauro, are against a proposed three-month moratorium on lobster fishing in the Long Island Sound, reports Newsday. The moratorium is the idea of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and its New York equivalent. 

Wayne Winsley (R) shared a link to a news story on his Facebook page about DeLauro considering a federal tax on soda. “Another reason why DeLauro must go!” he wrote.

Fifth District

Chris Donovan (D): The News Times reported on Donovan relying on union help to see him through this election.

Andrew Roraback (R) aired his first campaign ad.

Chris B. July 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Linda cannot be accused of being loyal to her party. She is a vanity candidate with no chance of winning the general election, while Shays would have had a fighting chance.
sebastian dangerfield July 25, 2012 at 03:14 PM
chris a vanity candidate-- Does that mean you admire substance? So do I. Which is why, I cant take your post seriously. No substance.... How about this Shays has proven he can lose even in a republican district---he has no chance in a general election. See, at least I have some reasoning behind my post. Shays has no shot.... the days of resurrecting career politicians to continue washington's ways of the last 25 years are over. McMahon may not win--but at least she has accomplished something in her life from nothing. Shays --born and raised in an affluent town, has done very little , other than stop by the train stations every 2 years.
sebastian dangerfield July 25, 2012 at 03:22 PM
what is telling is-- shays' lone campaign plank is " she has no experience, and I have experience in washington. 1- Is being a washington insider really something to beat your chest about? 2- so he has 20 years experience. I see he is a moderate --good. I see that in 22 years he basically got nothing done. Supported the Iraq war. And is against online gambling. Not much else. So if we want to elect a guy who got ntg done in 22 years (but has 22 years experience) we should endorse shays. As far as I am aware, a good number of Republican Town Committees throughout the state, but in particular in Fairfield County (where he is from) have endorse McMahon.... sort of telling when the people you have worked with for many years --and are from where youre from --endorse the other person.
sebastian dangerfield July 25, 2012 at 03:24 PM
In fact--I had no idea how heavily endorsed she is http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/information/nws1/publish/politics/100-RTC-Chairs-now-endorsing-Linda-McMahon-for-U-S-Senate17029.shtml


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