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Campaign Notebook: Abortion Debated in Senate Race

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy on the campaign trail questioned Linda McMahon’s commitment to supporting abortion and gay marriage.

“We already know that Linda McMahon tends to tell the tea party one thing and social conservatives one thing and Connecticut voters something different,” Murphy said in a conference call with reporters, according to the New Haven Register.

The Associated Press reports that Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, said online that he’s voting for McMahon, ‘‘because her victory could mean the end of Roe v. Wade” even though she supports repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. 

The comments from Wolfgang prompted Murphy’s criticism. McMahon’s campaign dismissed the allegations that she's anti-abortion as “absolutely ridiculous,” according to the New Haven Register.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) applauded a $152,000 federal grant coming to Grant Street Senior Apartments in Bridgeport.

“This funding means more affordable housing and specialized services for our area’s senior citizens,” Himes said in a written statement. “It is important that all seniors be able to age with dignity and live in comfort, and I look forward to working with Grant Street Senior Apartments to ensure our seniors can live independently as long as possible.”

Steve Obsitnik (R): The campaign Twitter account said that they “Just got four Himes supporters to support Steve.”

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