Campaign Notebook: Murphy Goes on Attack with New Ad

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


The Chris Murphy campaign goes on the offensive with a new 30-second ad that criticizes Linda McMahon’s history with the WWE and her jobs plan. The narrator opens the ad with, “As CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Linda McMahon had a plan. Shift profits overseas to avoid U.S. taxes.”

McMahon’s camp said that the ad is “misleading.” 

“Perhaps Congressman Murphy should take a few courses in international business where he would learn all about how international companies earn profits internationally and pay their taxes to the countries in which they are doing business,” said Corey Bliss, the McMahon campaign manager.

Fourth District 

Jim Himes (D) paid tribute to former astronaut Neil Armstrong on Twitter.

So sad to hear of #NeilArmstrong passing. He was, as I toddled around, my first hero. Showed us what America can do: big, improbable things

Can't help but think that we'll need Kennedy-like vision and #NeilArmstrong like cool to once again lead world on education and energy. 

Steve Obsitnik (R) released his first campaign ad, which costars his two daughters and criticizes government borrowing.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty (D): The Record Journal reports that Chris Donovan, who lost the Democratic primary, reached out to Esty for the first time. They discussed the Working Families party, which endorsed Donovan earlier this year and he still remains on the ballot for the party.

Andrew Roraback (R): The Register Citizen reports that Roraback’s pro-choice beliefs aren’t in sync with the national Republican Party.

Cliff Cuming August 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Murphy misses most sessions so why vote for a truant. Himes can't be serious suggesting Obama has a Kennedyesque vision for NASA! Himes has the gravitas of a hot air balloon. Linda will win and shake up the dem & Rep spenders that have wasted tax dollars in CT. Obsitnik needs to sign the "no tax" pledge if we are to avoid another tax & spend RINO like we have here in Wilton. He has a great resume but where is the evidence he'll be fiscally conservative?


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