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Campaign Notebook: Murphy Predicts Being Outspent

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): David Collins from The Day wrote about the perceived tension between McMahon and Mitt Romney's newly running mate Paul Ryan. He says this comes from McMahon's refusal to support Medicare changes.. 

Chris Murphy (D): Murphy predicts that rival McMahon will outspend him in the general election campaign, reports the Norwich Bulletin. "I'm going to be outspent five- or ten-to-one in this election," Murphy said. 

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Himes released a statment congratulating victors of Connecticut's primary elections. "Earlier today I was proud to cast a ballot for Democratic candidates representing my community in Cos Cob and across the state.  I was thrilled to vote for my friend and future United States Senator Chris Murphy and look forward to the campaign ahead," he said. 

Steve Obsitnik (R): Greenwich Time reports that Obsitnik feels that 'Taxmageddon' is inevitable. He said that current tax policies in combination with the Affordable Care Act will lead to almost a half-trillion dollars in tax increases.

Paul Dennis August 16, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Republicans in Monroe CT are planning a huge campaign rally complete with (anti-gay rights) Chick-fil-A sandwiches. In what they are calling support for free speech, organizers of this event will be making a 3 ½ hour trip to New Jersey to pick up a 100 Chick-fil-A sandwiches for the enjoyment of their republican guests. This rally is being billed as the “Biggest Meet and Greet in the history of CT politics” Attendees will include more than 30 republican candidates and elected officials. Some notables are keynote speaker State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. Steve Obsitnik, a Republican challenging incumbent Democrat Jim Himes in the 4th Congressional District race, 3rd District candidate Wayne Winsley, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Toni Boucher, and Rep. Gail Lavielle. The event is free and open to the public. Here is a link to the full story with comments: http://monroe.patch.com/articles/republicans-plan-to-unite-after-the-primaries Come to Monroe this Saturday and enjoy an anti-gay rights Chick-fil-A hate sandwich
Markoni August 18, 2012 at 11:56 AM
If you wish you could send Chris Dodd back to the Senate then here's your chance. Well, almost, but you can send Dodd's clone to Washington. Chris Murphy's first job in politics was as an intern to U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, whom Murphy called "a giant, both professionally and personally" Mini-Me said the same thing about Dr, Evil. I remember Chris Dodd a little differently. Senator Dodd has been caught both doing favors for heavy hitters and receiving them -- and then lying about it. Sometimes the mess involves a firm like AIG or Countrywide, enmeshed in the abuses that have so damaged the US economy. Sometimes Dodd's pal is just a felon in need of a presidential pardon. But the cavalcade of scandal clearly puts the five-term senator in the Hall of Fame for the Worst Politicians. No one wasted more time with less results running for president. Conde Nast Portfolio revealed that Dodd had gotten two cut-rate mortgages of nearly $800,000 from subprime giant Countrywide Financial in 2003. As the magazine reported, Dodd was a "Friend of Angelo" -- one of several notables marked for special treatment by Countrywide co-founder Angelo Mozilo. Murphy is a young guy and could be in the senate for many many terms. Why send Mini-Me Murphy to DC?

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