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Campaign Notebook: McMahon Wants Tax Cuts Extended

A daily roundup of the news from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): The candidate found agreed with President Obama that the Bush era tax cuts should be extended for the middle class.

“Last week's jobs numbers reminded us that no matter what career politicians may say, our economy is still sluggish and middle-class families are hurting. We should not be raising taxes on anyone right now,” she said in a statement.

She added, “I am the only candidate with a plan to cut taxes for the middle class, while Congressman Murphy has a long record of raising taxes on the middle class."

Chris Murphy (D): The Democratic frontrunner is working to strengthen his campaign with the just-opened headquarters in New Haven. His campaign blog features a video of the opening.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): The GOP is working to repeal ‘Obamacare’ and the congresswoman isn’t having any of it, according to NPR.

“Instead of working to create jobs, reduce the deficit and do the business of the American people, this majority has been consumed for months now with trying to repeal health care reform," she reportedly told Speaker of the House John Boehner.

Wayne Winsley (R): The candidate shared a message on Facebook from a woman who donated $50 to his campaign.

 “I believe in you Wayne. Lets win in November, you're the right candidate for the hard working people of CT," she reportedly wrote.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) offered his thoughts on Twitter about the political climate in Washington D.C.

Headed to DC with some trepidation. After passing the trans bill and dealing w/student loans, fear we're getting back to "messaging" bills.

Steve Obsitnik (R) met with Hearst Connecticut editors to talk about his campaign against incumbent Jim Himes. Jobs, Obsitnik believes, are one of the most important issues.

"It's all about jobs, but `jobs' isn't a sound bite," he said. "Jobs is an ecosystem." He called for short-term employment drivers, tax-code reform and better training to increase the employability of people to fill the high-tech jobs that are opening in Connecticut.

Fifth District

Chris Donovan (D): The financial malfeasance of the Donovan campaign can be hard to shake, said former state Speaker of the House Jim Amann. He told the Register Citizen that Donovan should take responsibility.

Andrew Roraback (R): State Sen. Toni Boucher of Fairfield County once backed Justin Bernier. Now, according to the Hartford Courant, she’s endorsing Andrew Roraback. 

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