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Campaign Notebook: Shays Will Not Support McMahon

Daily news and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Chris Murphy’s campaign is spinning a gaffe from Susan Bysiewicz’ camp into a call for donations. The incorrect ad, which was based on the record of former New York congressman Scott Murphy and not the Connecticut congressman, is apparently still running.

“They refuse to take it off the air. Outrageous, right?,” wrote campaign manager Kenny Curran in an email to supporters. “Given our opponent's unfortunate refusal to take her ad off the air, we need to increase our televison [sic] buys this week.”

On the Republican side the Senate race, Chris Shays told the New Haven Register editorial board that he would not support Linda McMahon if she wins the primary. If there was any doubt of his true feelings, he sharply criticized her campaign, which refuses to meet with newspaper editorial boards.
“You have a candidate who is basically giving the finger to all the editorial boards,” Shays told the New Haven Register.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D) recently to learn about a “Double Dollars” federal program that lets people double the value of their federal assistance dollars when buying produce at the market.

Wayne Winsley (R) continues campaigning throughout the Third District. On Monday, he posted, “Today I will be criss-crossing the 3rd district, meeting voters and getting the word out,” on Facebook.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) may have been in office for a few years now, but he isn’t above some old-fashioned campaigning. Here’s what he said on Twitter.

Never let it be said that Congressmen are above stuffing envelopes. Getting paper cuts w/@electblankley & Greenwich DTC pic.twitter.com/qpEkH2pk

Steve Obsitnik (R) shared photos of his campaign BBQ event from this past week.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Etsy (D) released her second campaign ad, which can be seen on YouTube.

Mark Greenberg (R): Columnist Rick Green, of the Hartford Courant, says Greenberg is, “the stealth candidate to watch in the race for the Republican nomination in the 5th Congressional District.”

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