Chris Murphy (D) received the endorsement from the Connecticut branch of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Chris Shays (R) went into the AFL-CIO meeting with low expectations. He elicited laughter when he asked if there was a Republican in the room, reports the Connecticut Mirror. "I'm not saying I'm your first choice, but I sure as hell would like to be your second choice," Shays reportedly said.
Jim Himes (D): Deficit reduction may not be a popular talking point for many Democrats in Washington D.C., but Himes addressed the subject and the economy as a whole in a 16 minute interview on News 12.
Steve Obsitnik (R): The election is several months away, but the candidate is gearing up for the day. On Thursday in Westport he’s having a phone bank session for volunteers.