Campaign Notebook: Bysiewicz Changes Strategy

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


The West Hartford news reports that Susan Bysiewicz's strategy against Chris Murphy has changed from claiming he is too moderate to appealing towards women. They cite her TV ad highlighting a breast cancer survivor.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): DeLauro continues to express her support of President Obama's Affordable Care Act on Twitter:

Proud 2 speak in support of #ACA. Majority needs to join Ds and start working to make our economy healthy

Wayne Winsley (R): Winsley attended Fifthstreet Small Business Luncheon on Thursday, according to his Facebook page.

Fourth District

The campaign manager for Steve Obsitnik told the Minuteman News Center that the Bureau of Labor Statistics delivered more numbers indicating Jim Himes' efforts to restore economic growth have been ineffective.

Steve Obsitnik responded saying, "The Himes' record has blanketed businesses both small and large with economic uncertainty causing people to rethink making critical investments in their people. Additionally the continuous delay of necessary government reform has created a massive 'fiscal cliff,'arriving Jan 1st, 2013 by postponing critical decisions on the budget, taxation and entitelment reform."

Correction: The information from the Fourth District came from a letter to the editor, not a news story as previously indicated.


Fifth District

Chris Donovan's campaign manager, Tom Swan, criticized Elizabeth Esty's new ad saying, "In Elizabeth Esty's first campaign ad, she highlights her support for a Republican-like budget that attacked the very values Democrats believe in," reports the Hartford Courant.

Donovan's former campaign manager, Robert Braddock, was for his alleged role in illegal campaign donations.


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