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Campaign Notebook: Candidates’ Wealth Becomes Election Issue

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

 

Fifth District

The awkwardness of having defeated Democratic nominee hopeful Chris Donovan still on the ballot in November is no longer an issue. The Working Families Party announced their support for Elizabeth Esty, who won the primary, and Donovan withdrew from the race, .

Second District

Joseph Courtney (D) Courtney today Courtney applauded the completion and official opening of the new indoor small arms range at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in New London. Courtney helped secure $11 million to build the range.

Senate

Linda McMahon (R), a millionaire from her work at the WWE stands in stark contrast to her opponent Chris Murphy when it comes to wealth. Murphy has used the difference in wealth as an issue on the campaign trail, reports The Day.

Chris Murphy (D): U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) and Murphy in Middletown to explain the importance of supporting the Affordable Care Act last week. They joined health care workers and Teresa Younger from the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in explaining how the ACA has placed female health on par with that of men.

DeLauro concluded the panel by saying, "the issues that we talked about today are absolutely issues of life and death. There is nothing that is more important. You need to take that message and you need to drive that home."

Third District

Wayne Winsley (R) offers nine solutions on his campaign website to fix the nation’s problems. Among them include reducing taxes, improving education and strengthening national security.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) racked up some accolades from a bipartisan survey conducted by the Washingtonian Magazine. His Twitter account, which he updates himself, was named the second best in Congress. He was also named one of the three “rising stars” in Congress.

“It’s tough to get bipartisan agreement on much in Washington these days, so if my Twitter feed brings people together, I’m glad to hear it,” Himes said in a statement. “More importantly, I’m pleased folks are receptive to my efforts to reach across party lines to reduce the deficit and pass legislation that will help businesses grow and create jobs.”

Steve Obsitnik (R) has been campaigning throughout Fairfield County. His Facebook page has photos from stops in Stamford, Trumbull, Westport and the Homes for the Brave nonprofit organization in Bridgeport.

wyatt September 01, 2012 at 11:53 AM
So Chris Murphy's criticism of McMahon is that she is succesful?

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