Linda McMahon (R): The candidate found agreed with President Obama that the Bush era tax cuts should be extended for the middle class.
“Last week's jobs numbers reminded us that no matter what career politicians may say, our economy is still sluggish and middle-class families are hurting. We should not be raising taxes on anyone right now,” she said in a statement.
She added, “I am the only candidate with a plan to cut taxes for the middle class, while Congressman Murphy has a long record of raising taxes on the middle class."
Chris Murphy (D): The Democratic frontrunner is working to strengthen his campaign with the just-opened headquarters in New Haven. His campaign blog features a video of the opening.
Jim Himes (D) offered his thoughts on Twitter about the political climate in Washington D.C.
Headed to DC with some trepidation. After passing the trans bill and dealing w/student loans, fear we're getting back to "messaging" bills.
Steve Obsitnik (R) met with Hearst Connecticut editors to talk about his campaign against incumbent Jim Himes. Jobs, Obsitnik believes, are one of the most important issues.
"It's all about jobs, but `jobs' isn't a sound bite," he said. "Jobs is an ecosystem." He called for short-term employment drivers, tax-code reform and better training to increase the employability of people to fill the high-tech jobs that are opening in Connecticut.