Campaign Notebook: Murphy 'On the Defense About Job Creation'

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley have not yet had their first debate, but there was a candidate’s forum in New Haven on Sunday where they each addressed the crowd at different times. According to Winsley’s Facebook page, he was, “told that I can't enter the Candidate Forum until Rosa DeLauro has left the building.”

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback will square off in their first debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Warner Theater in Torrington. The candidates will have three more debates after this one.

Second District

Joseph Courtney (D) and his challenger, Paul Formica (R), faced off today in a web debate sponsored by The Day of New London. The two candidates took questions ranging from their stands on Medicare reform to the burgeoning student loan problem.  

First District

The mother of U.S. Rep. John Larson (D), has died at age 87. She was herself a longtime Democratic political figure in East Hartford.


Linda McMahon (R): Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch cracked a joke that that Bridgeport will deliver votes for a Chris Murphy win, even if they’re a few days late. The reference to Bridgeport’s 2010 election woes didn’t go over well with the McMahon campaign, according to the Associated Press.

Chris Murphy (D): Candidates throughout the country know that this election is all about the economy. That’s part of the reason why Murphy is trying to take over the issues of jobs in light of Linda McMahon’s campaign.

According to the Stamford Advocate, Murphy is “on the defense about job creation,” but the candidate is working to change that.

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik fielded questions about the economy, abortion and other issues at a forum in Westport, reports the Westport News. The candidates disagreed on the the issue of health care, but found common ground in supporting sanctions on Iran.

Hansa Junchun October 16, 2012 at 06:33 PM
"Winsley cannot enter the building until Rosa DeLauro has left the building"... What's going on here? Are we in the Deep South of the 1890s? Is DeLauro so intolerant of someone of color that she cannot bear appearing with him at the same time in the same place? Are illustrious white women of society not allowed on stage with an African American? Because that's how it honestly looks, people. The crude, primitive racism of our incumbent has been made crystal-clear. And it is utterly revolting.


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