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Campaign Notebook: Murphy Campaign Raises Social Issues

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): A Quinnipiac University poll shows McMahon with a three-point lead in the Senate race.

Chris Murphy (D): Murphy’s campaign continues criticizing McMahon. A statement released earlier this week questioned McMahon’s stances on social issues.

"Connecticut families deserve to know: will Linda McMahon join her party and vote in favor of the anti-choice, anti-birth control leadership if she is elected to the Senate?" said Taylor Lavender, spokesperson for the Murphy campaign. “If she won't commit to voting against anti-choice, anti-woman Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell and Roy Blunt, then a vote for Linda McMahon is a vote to end a woman's right to choose and to end legal birth control." 

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) has two visits to local Rotary Clubs planned for this week. Hell be at the Ridgefield Rotary at the on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. On Friday he’s attending the Westport Sunrise Rotary at 7:30 a.m. at on Main Street. He plans to provide a legislative update and take questions from the audience.

Steve Obsitnik (R): A report in the CT Mirror details three health insurance companies planning double-digit rate hikes for small businesses in Connecticut. The insurance companies blame “Obamacare” for the increase. Obsitnik blames Himes, who voted for the Affordable Health Care Act. The article was shared on Obsitnik’s Facebook page with the message, “Jim Himes' health care law is costing CT small businesses big bucks.”

QWERTY August 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM
"anti-choice, anti-birth control"? Really? Is THIS what people are worried about?! Unemployment is high, taxes keep going up, property values are falling...and people are worried about abortion and birth control?!
Margaret Callahan August 29, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Are you saying family planning isn't important? Are you saying DON'T worry about losing reproductive rights? Go ahead and vote for McMahon. I"m sticking with Murphy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8HMvjQIz5w
QWERTY August 29, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Employment, taxes and property values affect everyone. This discussion only affects a subset of the population. I'm not pro-life or pro-choice but I've had the unfortunate experience of witnessing an abortion on TV and it was the most disturbing thing I have ever witnessed. THAT's what you're supporting along with Chris Murphy? THAT act is pro-women? Disgusting.
Betty August 29, 2012 at 09:46 PM
What a surprise QWERTY is taking the Republican side of an issue. “QWERTY” that’s RED NECK spelled sideways.
MAC August 29, 2012 at 10:29 PM
This is laughable from Murphy. He's so desperate, as is Obama, because their party and statist policies are FAILING our nation, and Americans are waking up, with millions turning away from these incompetent career politicians who have left only Economic Devastation in their wake! Their record is horrendous, so they resort to trying to distract the voters from those abysmal records with specious scare tactics and lies! Margaret, no Republican running in CT is going to try to stop you from getting an abortion, or using birth control. We don't believe taxpayers should be forced to PAY for them though! Jim Himes also falls in that "incompetent career [wannabe, at least] politician" category, and he's in bed with NARAL, PP and the UNIONS who fund his campaigns. Steve Obsitnik would be a much better "representative," and is exactly right that “Jim Himes' health care law is costing CT small businesses big bucks.”
Mary McGovern August 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
MAC - you in Florida? http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/republican-national-convention-attendee-boot-racially-taunting-black-cnn-camerawoman-article-1.1146783
QWERTY August 30, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Ah yes, the typical Democratic response...'if you don't agree with us you're a redneck, bigot, racist, sexist, etc." I do have to hand it to Democrats, they certainly know how to prey on the gullible and mentally unstable.

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