Campaign Notebook: Chance Encounter for Shays, McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Chris Shays and Linda McMahon shared an , where the two candidates had back-to-back appearances. The incident occurred when Shays went back to retrieve a forgotten brochure.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D) is encouraging the Obama Administration to find the $4.3 million a year "Microbiological Data Program," reports the Food Poisoning Bulletin. The program checks market produce for pathological bacteria.

Wayne Winsley (R) posted on his Facebook page in support of small business owners:

Ct Small business owners say, Fewer govt. burdens, More access to capital, and a New attitude from incumbents will lead to more jobs.
Wayne Winsley is listening!
Donate now and lets get back to work.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Himes will be speaking at The Heights at Darien ribbon-cutting this Monday. The event is from 11-11:45 a.m. at Allen O'Neil Drive in Darien.

Steve Obsitnik (R): Obsitnik has continued his "Sandwich Tour" into Greenwich this Monday, and he plans to continue this tour through his campaign, reports the Greenwich Post.

Fifth District

Chris Donovan (D): Donovan's former finance director, Robert Braddock Jr., pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the campaign contributions controversy at his arraignment on Thursday, reports the Associated Press.


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