Campaign Notebook: Candidates’ Wealth Becomes Election Issue

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Linda McMahon (R), a millionaire from her work at the WWE stands in stark contrast to her opponent Chris Murphy when it comes to wealth. Murphy has used the difference in wealth as an issue on the campaign trail, reports The Day.

Chris Murphy (D): U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) and Murphy in Middletown to explain the importance of supporting the Affordable Care Act last week. They joined health care workers and Teresa Younger from the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in explaining how the ACA has placed female health on par with that of men.

DeLauro concluded the panel by saying, "the issues that we talked about today are absolutely issues of life and death. There is nothing that is more important. You need to take that message and you need to drive that home."

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) racked up some accolades from a bipartisan survey conducted by the Washingtonian Magazine. His Twitter account, which he updates himself, was named the second best in Congress. He was also named one of the three “rising stars” in Congress.

“It’s tough to get bipartisan agreement on much in Washington these days, so if my Twitter feed brings people together, I’m glad to hear it,” Himes said in a statement. “More importantly, I’m pleased folks are receptive to my efforts to reach across party lines to reduce the deficit and pass legislation that will help businesses grow and create jobs.”

Steve Obsitnik (R) has been campaigning throughout Fairfield County. His Facebook page has photos from stops in Stamford, Trumbull, Westport and the Homes for the Brave nonprofit organization in Bridgeport.

Cliff Cuming September 04, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Success is bad, vote for socialists and failure!
MAC September 04, 2012 at 06:58 PM
The DNC "abortion fest" starts today, which is going to reveal to Americans paying attention the obvious differences in the values and Principles of the two major parties. The GOP convention featured dozens of exciting speakers of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and superb accomplishments! Especially the women, such as NM governors Susana Martinez, Mary Fallin and Nikki Haley, Condoleezza Rice, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and congressional candidate Mia Love, whose parents immigrated from Haiti, and who graduated from the Univ. of Hartford and is now a mayor in Utah (as well as mother of 3 children)! Here is a link to her rousing and patriotic 5 min. speech last week, challenging Obama that "Mr. President, the American people are awake; and we're not buying what you are selling!": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfop5TeDnZo&feature=plcp http://www.youtube.com/user/gopconvention2012/videos (links to all other speeches and other events)
WAC September 04, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Mac, what options do you purpose for the victims of rape and incest, forceable or otherwise? What penalty do you suggest for the physician and mother? Burning at the stake I suppose.
Hermann Zwergel September 04, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Exactly Franklin, sadly the answer is ALL TOO MANY.... There is no hope for these deep thinkers. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/hank-williams-jr-obama-muslim-president-130155210--politics.html


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