Campaign Notebook: Murphy's Congressional Attendance Debated

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Second District

Paul Formica (R): Formica today accepted a $5,000 donation from Grassroots East, a PAC that supports Republican causes, candidates and issues. 

Fifth District

Democrat Chris Donovan had the backing of labor unions heading in the August primary, but it wasn’t enough to give him the win. Elizabeth Esty, the primary’s winner, has yet to receive their support, reports the Hartford Courant.


One of several back-and-forth arguments between the candidates has been Chris Murphy’s attendance at hearings in Congress. Linda McMahon has hammered Murphy on the issue, reports CT News Junkie, but former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons says the attendance record of only 20 percent isn’t entirely accurate.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): On the congresswoman’s Twitter page, two tweets from the Center for American Progress, progressive think tank, were shared.

Nearly 2/3 of mothers are either the breadwinner for their family or share responsibility with a partner.  http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2012/08/wagegap_factsheet.html …#fem2

Only 43% of Hispanic workers have access to paid leave, compared to 59% of whites. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/20…#latism

Wayne Winsley (R) met with Middletown Republicans to talk about the upcoming elections, . He criticized DeLauro as a career politician who follows special interests.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) released a playlist of songs that help him when he needs an “extra push.” According to the Hartford Courant, some of the tunes included Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, The Talking Heads’ Take me to the River and REM’s Orange Crush.

Steve Obsitnik (R): The Connecticut Post detailed a couple elections where Obsitnik failed to vote in an election, including the 2008 election that Himes won against incumbent Chris Shays. Obsitnik says he voted by absentee ballot that year, but no records were found.


Christopher Schaefer August 21, 2012 at 09:50 AM
SEE my numerous COMMENTS at the following link. The REAL Rosa DeLauro needs to be exposed. Then FORWARD the link to that article to as many people as possible via email, Facebook, etc.—AND post the link in the “comments” section of other pertinent articles on the internet: http://middletown-ct.patch.com/articles/wayne-winsley#youtube_video-11059802
MAC August 24, 2012 at 10:53 PM
"2016: Obama's America" is a must-see for those not wanting to be part of the "moron vote" in November. "2016: Obama's America" is showing this weekend in Branford at the Stadium 12, Rave and Bow Tie Criterion in New Haven, and at about a dozen other theaters around the state as found below: http://www.2016themovie.com/theaters/?state=CT "Mr. Obama is casting his net for the moron vote. I do not believe there are enough morons out there to re-elect him." Read more: TYRRELL: Obama's looking for the moron vote - Washington Times I agree with R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. that "there are [not] enough morons out there to re-elect him," because of what the poor Dem turnout for the recent CT Primary reveals about the great lack of enthusiasm now for their candidates, after their blatant failures with employment and the Economy. Also, Millions of Americans are 'waking up' and realizing their grave mistake in voting for Obama in 2008. This is affirmed by 1) Romney's huge fundraising success compared to Obama's desperation over his donations being way down. 2) The size of the crowds at their appearances, which are now embarrassingly SMALL for "the one" 3) People are apologizing for their votes for Obama to their better informed friends, and to luminaries such as Rush Limbaugh and Mayor Giuliani--both of which I heard on WABC just this afternoon.


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