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Campaign Notebook: McMahon Debuts New Ad

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): The campaign released a new ad that talks up McMahon’s business credentials with the WWE, and criticizes Chris Murphy for skipping committee hearings in Congress, while also condemning a couple of his votes.

Chris Murphy (D): A shows Murphy leading by four points. A poll released from Quinnipiac University earlier this week showed McMahon with a three-point lead, so the race appears to be close.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D) criticized the plan for Medicare reform backed by the GOP and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan at a pharmacy in Hamden, . “We need to protect and respect our seniors,” she said.

Wayne Winsley (R) is opening his campaign headquarters tonight at 6 p.m. in Stratford. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on 2377 Main St.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) and other local officials affiliated with the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee handed out 77 backpacks to students, reports The Hour.

Steve Obsitnik (R): New information shows that the Fairfield County housing market was especially hard-hit by the recession, and Obsitnik says incumbent Jim Himes is partly to blame. In a statement the candidate said:

This news comes as no surprise to most Fairfield County homeowners, but it will make them stop and think about why we are in this devastating position.

For the past four years, Jim Himes has been spending taxpayer money with reckless abandon in Washington D.C. Today our national debt stands at $16 trillion, up from $9.2 trillion when Himes got to Congress. Meantime, the Dodd-Frank bill, supported and voted for by Jim Himes, is killing the banking industry with suffocating regulations.

Fifth District

The husband of Elizabeth Esty – who heads the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection – found himself in the middle of the campaign. The Register Citizen reports that Andrew Roraback demanded that Esty not accept campaign donations from the companies her husband regulates.

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