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Campaign Notebook: Murphy Says Child Care Costs Breaking the Bank

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

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Senate

Chris Murphy (D): Murphy released a statement with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D) saying that the two have discussed a report from Murphy's office that looked at the extensive burden on Connecticut families caused by child care. They believe access to affordable child care would help ease this financial burden.

"This report confirms that child care expenses are breaking the bank for too many families. Quality child care in Connecticut costs money, and middle class family budgets are already stretched thin," Murphy said.

Linda McMahon (R): McMahon's new television ad shows her confidence in her going into the August 28th primary, says the National Journal. The ad specifically attacks Chris Murphy (D), suggesting she assumes she will be facing off against him in the general election and has moved beyond the primary, where she'll face Chris Shays (R). 

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): DeLauro released a statement, along with Representative Chris Murphy, emphasizing the need for access to affordable child care would for middle-class and working Connecticut families. 

"We need to make sure our political, social, and economic policies reflect the working world of the 21st century and that they are meeting the real needs of today's middle and working class families. That includes helping families gain access to quality, affordable child care," DeLauro said. 

Wayne Winsley (R): Winsley posted on his Facebook page that he is attending the Yankee Institute Milton Friedman School Choice event. 

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) released a statement criticizing Republicans in Congress for being more concerned with politicking than furthering legislation that could improve job creation. 

The statement also accuses opponent Steve Obsitnik (R) of being unclear of his political views. "The public knows nothing of Obsitnik's policy stances — even failing to post positions [to] his campaign website — and are left to assume that he would join the ranks of the Tea Party driven GOP obstructionists and all their antics," it says. 

Fifth District

Chris Donovan (D): The Hartford Courant reports that Senate Minority Leader John McKinney said Donovan's campaign contribution scandal "has a corrosive effect on public confidence in state government." 

Lisa Wilson-Foley (R): At the , Wilson-Foley was "hammered" with questions by her rivals about former Governor John Rowland's federal grand jury investigation into his work with her campaign.

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