Campaign Notebook: McMahon's Stance on Emergency Contraceptives Questioned

This Sunday's Face The State debate between Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley also leads news and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Linda McMahon (R): The candidate’s opposition to having the government force religious hospitals to issue emergency contraception for rape victims has, according to Talking Points Memo, lead “pro-choice advocates in the Nutmeg State to further question her abortion rights credentials.”

McMahon talked about the issue with the Hartford Courant editorial board last week.

Chris Murphy (D) attended a debate viewing party on Tuesday with the Norwalk Democratic campaign headquarters. The candidate – coming off a trio of debates with Linda McMahon – offered this advice to the president, reports Patch.

"[Obama] needs to really articulate the differences between an America under Romney and an America led by Obama," Murphy said.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley will have their first and only debate on Sunday, Oct. 21. WFSB’s Face the State will be airing the debate at 11 a.m.

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik will debate business on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center. The debate, sponsored by the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, begins at 11:30 a.m.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback squared off in the first of several planned debates. The debate appeared to be a continuation of the television ads. According to the Hartford Courant:

Esty said the Republicans would jeopardize certain benefits for senior citizens, such as Social Security, and she frequently linked Roraback to U.S. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who recently came to Connecticut to raise money for Roraback.

Roraback also went on the offensive.

For his part, Roraback charged that Esty is primarily raising money for her campaign from people who work for businesses that her husband, Dan, deals with as commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

First District

John Decker (R), was in Torrington Tuesday taking part in a roundtable discussion where he shared his deas to improve Washington politics and spending, in part by cutting government jobs and repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Second District

Joseph Courtney (D) today announced that nine eastern Connecticut towns have won $46,589 from the U.S. Department of Justice to buy bulletproof vests.

Christopher Schaefer October 18, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Rosa DeLauro excels in obfuscation: Notice how she avoids answering my question! [Text of my question and her non-answer is under this 2-part video.] You can expect a similar performance at the recorded WFSB debate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y58wLUHcYno&feature=share&list=PL5wsVsNCEygr9f9HtxTvtdGqNcaS-epwG The main reason she has remained in office so long is because she is a master of obfuscation and media manipulation: she spouts off irrelevant BS and skewed “statistics” to avoid actually answering questions, and only appears in public under very carefully controlled conditions. This is why the WFSB debate is being taped in a studio: she’d NEVER be able to handle a live debate.
Christopher Schaefer October 22, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Rosa DeLauro EXPOSED! http://RosaDeLauroExposed.wordpress.com/ At the televised “debate” on WFSB: Her answers all were virtually identical to those she gave last Sunday at a church-sponsored forum on poverty—even though all the questions were completely different! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT406srfQYc&feature=share&list=PL5wsVsNCEygo6rCWCN2jlOCRO1R0jUpa0 Notice that she has a binder to look up answers while Winsley is talking. After 22 years you'd think she wouldn't need it to be an open-book exam. Delauro: creating jobs means getting constructions unions to get my support for govt-paid "infrastructure" TEMPORARY jobs. Winsely: "You can't love jobs but hate job creators [i.e. business]". Re. New Haven violence, DeLauro: childproof locks on guns. Winsley: give kids role models and a future. Re. illegal immigration, Winsley: "America has always been a welcoming nation...We're a nation of immigrants...It should be as difficult to enter the US as it is to enter a Holiday Inn: we all have to check in." Debate format was too short to address ObamaCare adequately, but you can read plenty here: http://RosaDeLauroExposed.wordpress.com/


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