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Campaign Notebook: Opponents Use McMahon for Contributions

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

U.S. Senate

Chris Shays (R), U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D), and Susan Bysiewicz (D) have all used Republican Linda McMahon's image to garner campaign contributions, reports NECN. They have sent out e-mails to supporters criticizing the WWE and McMahon's stancon on women's health issues, among other things. 

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Himes responded to a tweet about a bumper sticker of his being on a car in Maryland: 

Connecticut today; tomorrow the WORLD. Bwah hah hah hah.“@amandahoey: Just saw a @jahimes sticker in I-95 in MD. Right on.”

Steve Obsitnik (R): Obsitnik posted on his Facebook page about meeting voters throughout his district this weekend.

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Third District 

Rosa DeLauro (D): Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro released a statement claiming that the newly proposed bill for the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education departments' funding would slash budgets by $6.8 billion. Since the Majority did not hold a public full committee debate on the bill, DeLauro fears the cuts may go unnoticed or unchanged.

"We should have had a full committee discussion about this bill this week and given ore of my colleagues a chance to voice their opinion on this bill and an opportunity to try and improve it. The cuts to critical programs covering family planning, economic security, mental health, women's health care and education--just to name a very few--are really just reckless and ought to be aired in public, not left to fester behind closed doors," she said. 

Wayne Winsley (R): Winsley posted a video on his Facebook page in which he says that he chose to run for Congress to "restore the promise of America." He explains his emphasis on small businesses to help unemployment rates. 

Fifth District 

Chris Donovan (D): Daniel Monteiro, the eighth individual identified in Donovan's campaign contribution controversy, was arraigned in federal court on Friday, reports the Register Citizen. Authorities believe Monteiro "provided access to third parties through which illegal contributions might be made to Donovan's campaign." 

Andrew Roraback (R): Endorsed Roraback will face his opposing Republican candidates in a debate Monday night at Brookfield High School at 6:30pm, reports News Times. The debate was sponsored by the Brookfield Republican Town Committee. 

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