Campaign Notebook: McMahon, Murphy Seek Female Voters

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


The Nov. 6 elections are almost hear, and both Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy are doing what they can to win over female voters.

According to Reuters, McMahon rarely mentions her tenure as CEO for World Wrestling Entertainment. Murphy has described McMahon as anti-abortion, but doesn’t focus on the WWE.

Reuters reports:

A Quinnipiac survey released this week suggests Murphy might be winning the argument. After weeks of polling neck-and-neck with McMahon, he was ahead 49 percent to 43 percent, and taking a double-digit lead among women.
McMahon's campaign pointed to two other polls that called the race a dead heat.


Fourth District

The Hartford Courant called the Fourth District race between Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik, “largely tame and cordial” compared to the heated race in the Fifth District. The Courant notes that the key differences between the two candidates is pertains to the economy.



Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D) is planning to visit the Pennsylvania Globe Gaslight Company in North Branford on Monday. She said on Twitter, “Manufacturing is crucial to CT's econ, middle class.”

Wayne Winsley (R) plans to attend a forum on Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the West Haven Senior Center.


Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty doubled down on her support of “Obamacare” in the hopes it will win her the election. According to CT News Junkie, Esty spoke in support of the Affordable Care Act at a press conference.

Her opponent, Andrew Roraback, hopes to repeal the law. 

I_Read_News October 29, 2012 at 08:41 PM
God save us all if McMahon wins
RD October 30, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Really? God save us? Murphy is soo much better? you are a freaking idiot
Cameron Munro October 30, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Agree that McMahon would be a disaster, empowering the Mitch McConnel's of the. World. Why we would align with a bunch of reactionary southerners, reactionaries and fools (Mordock, Akin) by electing that woman is beyond me...
I_Read_News October 30, 2012 at 04:58 AM
At least I am mature enough to refrain from name calling, RD. God save us if you vote for her. I have a master's degree in global politics and a JD. I am highly educated about all these political matters. Nice try, though
RD October 30, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Really? And how would you prove that? Surely not by your commentary.
I_Read_News October 30, 2012 at 09:42 PM
How old are you? You are probably not even of legal age to vote yet, based on the inflammatory nature of your own commentary.
Ipso Facto October 31, 2012 at 07:09 PM
RD is more than likely an old white fart that walks around his living room in boxers waving a loaded .45. Typical Republithug wing nut.


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