Campaign Notebook: Murphy Predicts Being Outspent

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Linda McMahon (R): David Collins from The Day wrote about the perceived tension between McMahon and Mitt Romney's newly running mate Paul Ryan. He says this comes from McMahon's refusal to support Medicare changes.. 

Chris Murphy (D): Murphy predicts that rival McMahon will outspend him in the general election campaign, reports the Norwich Bulletin. "I'm going to be outspent five- or ten-to-one in this election," Murphy said.  

Third District 

Democratic incumbent Rosa DeLauro has raised 35 times more in donations than Republican rival Wayne Winsley, . While Winsley's contributions have come entirely from Connecticut, DeLauro has received funds from outside the state.  

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Himes released a statment congratulating victors of Connecticut's primary elections. "Earlier today I was proud to cast a ballot for Democratic candidates representing my community in Cos Cob and across the state.  I was thrilled to vote for my friend and future United States Senator Chris Murphy and look forward to the campaign ahead," he said. 

Steve Obsitnik (R): Greenwich Time reports that Obsitnik feels that 'Taxmageddon' is inevitable. He said that current tax policies in combination with the Affordable Care Act will lead to almost a half-trillion dollars in tax increases. 

Fifth District 

The Rothenberg Political Report has moved the fifth district race between Andrew Roraback and Elizabeth Esty from "Tilt Democrat" to "Pure Toss-Up." Nathan Gonzalez from the Report tweeted

.@DCCC will have a tough time finding CT Democrats to say something bad about Roraback. Should be a great race #CT05

Christopher Schaefer August 16, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Check here to see how Rosa DeLauro is buying her next election: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/pacs.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00000615&type=I Then go here for a lively discussion of what this means for YOU, the voter: http://orange.patch.com//blog_posts/delauro-dodge-ball-f5ca86fc#_=_
Christopher Schaefer August 16, 2012 at 01:02 PM
The readers' "comments" under that last link is the only place you'll find an actual debate--since Rosa DeLauro's strategy is to hide behind her incumbency.


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