Campaign Notebook: Murphy Defends Against McMahon Ad

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Second District

Joseph Courtney (D): Courtney this week reaffirmed his support for Social Security in a Facebook posting:

"Happy 77th birthday, Social Security. I am committed to preserving Social Security's promise for future generations so seniors can retire with dignity."

Paul Formica (R): In his own posting, Formica, who won the Republican primary this week to challenge Courtney, noted a new study showing low approval for Congress among voters and promising change if elected.

"We need a new Congressman who will put Main Street before K Street. I am that common sense leader who will be an independent voice for the Second Congressional District."

Fifth District 

Elizabeth Esty (D): Esty has been endorsed by Ameriborn News

Andrew Roraback (R): Roraback posted photos from the primary on his Facebook page.


Democratic candidate Chris Murphy released a defense against Republican opponent Linda McMahon's current ad. Her ad accuses Murphy of being too absent in Congress during the 2008 financial crisis. 

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): DeLauro supports the Mine Safety and Health Administration's efforts to protect coal miners, reports The Courier-Journal. "We should now let the Mine Safety and Health Administration move forward to better protect the nation's coal miners against debilitating and fatal black lung disease caused by exposure to coal dust," she said. 

Wayne Winsley (R): Winsley was featured on "The Spotlight" on BCTV

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Along with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Himes advocated for President Obama's 'Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals' initiative on Wednesday, reports Danbury News-Times. The two joined others in support of the immigration program at Neighbors Link.  

Steve Obsitnik (R): CBS New York reports Obsitnik's response to presidential candidate Mitt Romney's newly announced running mate Paul Ryan. Obsitnik expressed fears that the troubled economy and other important issues will be overlooked and not be the focus of the election. 

Fifth District 

Elizabeth Esty (D): Esty has been endorsed by Ameriborn News

Andrew Roraback (R): Roraback posted photos from the primary on his Facebook page

Carol August 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM
This Saturday in Monroe CT there is a Huge GOP Rally being hosted by an ardent supporter of the anti-gay marriage Chick-Fil-A Corporation. Mitch Beck a Monroe Republican has purchased 100 Chick-Fili-A sandwiches which he originally intended to sell at the GOP Rally but amidst most push back from a number of equal rights activists he has decided instead to give the sandwiches away, keeping only 10 for himself and perhaps to share with a few selected haters. This GOP Rally is expecting over 500 people, attendees will include more than 30 republican candidates and elected officials. Some of the players are keynote speaker State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. Steve Obsitnik, a Republican challenging in the 4th Congressional District race, 3rd District candidate Wayne Winsley, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, GOP Sate Assistant Minority Leader Rep. GOP Sate Toni Boucher, and State Rep. Gail Lavielle. The event is free and open to the public. Here are links to the full story with comments: http://monroe.patch.com/articles/republicans-plan-to-unite-after-the-primaries http://monroe.patch.com/articles/bring-on-the-republican-unity-hold-the-chick-fil-a Come to Monroe this Saturday and join-in the hate rally. There will be lots of hate to go around for everyone!
Christopher Schaefer August 19, 2012 at 08:27 AM
Rosa DeLauro: “working” to support Connecticut's [?] coal miners [!?]. It's time to replace her with someone who actually HAS worked for a living—and who is committed to fixing the economy, and reigning in the massive federal debt that is killing jobs in CT: http://winsleyforcongress.com/about.php http://youtu.be/3iyEx-S08Nk


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