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Campaign Notebook: Murphy Reports $1.2 Million in Donations

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Chris Murphy (D): The Chris Murphy campaign reports raising more than $1.2 million in the second quarter, bringing his cycle donations up to $5.45 million.

Linda McMahon (R): Tim Murtaugh has replaced Erin Isaac as McMahon's communications director, according to the New Haven Register. Isaac returned to Florida for family reasons.

Susan Bysiewicz (D): In a recent statement, Bysiewicz supports President Obama's plan to extend tax cuts for small businesses and the middle class.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): The Hill reports on Jim Himes' support for biking and carbon counting, which tracks the positive environmental impact of not driving. 

Steve Obsitnik (R): Obsitnik blames opponent Jim Himes for the poor rate of new jobs in June, which were reported by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, reports the Connecticut Post.

He said, "The Himes record has blanketed businesses both small and large with economic uncertainty causing people to rethink making critical investments in their people."

Markoni July 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM
If you wish you could send Chris Dodd back to the Senate then here's your chance. Well, almost, but you can send Dodd's clone to Washington. Chris Murphy's first job in politics was as an intern to U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, whom Murphy called "a giant, both professionally and personally" I think Mini-Me said the same thing about Dr, Evil. I remember Chris Dodd a little differently. Senator Dodd has been caught both doing favors for heavy hitters and receiving them -- and then lying about it. Sometimes the mess involves a firm like AIG or Countrywide, enmeshed in the abuses that have so damaged the US economy. Sometimes Dodd's pal is just a felon in need of a presidential pardon. But the cavalcade of scandal clearly puts the five-term senator in the Hall of Fame for the Worst Politicians. Conde Nast Portfolio revealed that Dodd had gotten two cut-rate mortgages of nearly $800,000 from subprime giant Countrywide Financial in 2003. As the magazine reported, Dodd was a "Friend of Angelo" -- one of several notables marked for special treatment by Countrywide co-founder Angelo Mozilo. Why send Mini-Me to DC?
Alethiologist July 11, 2012 at 07:19 PM
"fair share" Do you know what's "fair?" Pay your own way and stop expecting someone else to mollycoddle you
MAC July 11, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Murphy, Himes, DeLauro and the entire lot "representing" CT are contributing to our nation's BANKRUPTCY with their votes! If CT voters were better informed, they would send NO more DEMS to congress, and replace all these "career politicians" with the principled "Limited Government" candidates, such as Wayne Winsley running against DeLauro, and Steve Obsitnik against Himes. http://www.obsitnik.com/ Please check out Winsley's FB, or his website (http://winsleyforcongress.com), and see these impressive videos: **Wayne Winsley Rocks Republican Convention** Hartford, CT May 18, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWPBo-TE0-4&feature=em-share_video_user Himes is clueless as to the damage he has done in less than 4 years! Here is a one-minute example of his treatment of those who believe in NOT spending $$$ you don't have, and not running up the 5 TRILLIONS more in DEBT Himes voted for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AQ3pWzMwWs

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