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Campaign Notebook: Murphy's New Ad Says 'That's Real'

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Chris Murphy (D) released a new video ad titled “That’s Real.” In the ad, he addresses the camera and gives an example of using federal funds to employ people in Connecticut. “I’m focused on creating jobs,” he said.

Linda McMahon (R) and the opposing Murphy campaign have been exchanging a flurry of critical press releases regarding jobs. The New Haven Register takes a look at both of the candidates’ job plans and compares them.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Monroe’s Democratic Town Chairman came to the defense of the incumbent Himes and criticized his opponent Steve Obsitnik in a . Nicholas Kapoor wrote that Himes, “impresses upon his colleagues and practices a willingness to work across the aisle and compromise.”

Steve Obsitnik (R) was a guest speaker at the ” in Monroe this past weekend. “Washington's spending is "radical, reckless and wrong,” Obsitnik said.

Eric Cameron August 22, 2012 at 02:45 PM
In the Monroe DTC Chair's L2E he lists 3 arguments for supporting Himes which are that he is a progressive, willingness to compromise, and his work on the Financial Services Committee. Notably absent from his reasons to support Himes are his leadership in improving the economy. Why? Because even he understands that Himes and the policies he supports have failed to produce the results they claimed we would see. Unemployment has not fallen below 8% for 42 months and we have $16-trillion in debt and climbing. CBO reports today that deficit will add yet another $1.1-trillion for 2012. Why is he not touting Himes’ support for Cash for Clunkers, $825-billion stimulus bill, or even list Obamacare in his list of accomplishments? He is right about 1 thing. We need a real leader…….. Steve Obsitnik
Cliff Cuming August 22, 2012 at 02:48 PM
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The U.S. government will run a budget deficit of $1.1 trillion in fiscal 2012, or 7.3% of gross domestic product, the Congressional Budget Office estimated in a new report on Wednesday. The new deficit estimate is slightly lower than the agency's March estimate of $1.2 trillion. The nonpartisan CBO predicts that the U.S. economy will grow at a 2.1% clip in 2012, but fall by 0.5% between the fourth quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2013 if scheduled tax increases and spending cuts take effect in January. Under that "fiscal cliff," the U.S. would experience a recession, with U.S. unemployment jumping to about 9% in the second half of 2013 from its current 8.3%, CBO said.

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