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Campaign Notebook: Shays Blames Gun Violence Culture on TV, Games

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Chris Shays questioned violence in video games and television shows, specifically mentioning the WWE, where opponent Linda McMahon was once an executive. He spoke with the editorial board of the Advocate in Stamford and the Greenwich Time.

“My opponent is into issues like brutality and so on," Shays said. "It's what we let our kids watch. We need a government conversation about it."

A spokesperson for Linda McMahon told the Greenwich Time that the candidate is proud of having built the company.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): A press release from Jim Himes’ campaign takes opponent Steve Obsitnik to task for apparently not revealing his opinion on if he’ll partake in “political brinkmanship” regarding the debt ceiling.

“Voters deserve to know if Steve Obsitnik believes that America should pay its bills on time or if he would drag this process through the mud and cost the nation billions and sacrifice our creditworthiness,” said Himes Campaign Manager Justin Myers.  “On this issue, just like every other, he remains silent.”

Steve Obsitnik (R) continues campaign around Fairfield County, with a recent stop at the Westport Metro-North train station according to his Facebook page.

Alethiologist July 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM
1. Why is shays blaming the media? He should be focused on getting people to take individual responsibility for their actions. This persistent reflex to blame someone else just feeds the political appetite to impose more and more "controls" on peripheral issues. 2. Hines and his ilk are responsible for creating this gridlock by using a simple tax law extension to gain political (not practical) leverage. He also intentionally diverts attention from the true culprit: GOVERNMENT SPENDING!!
Amo Probus July 27, 2012 at 08:14 PM
http://www.abc4.com/content/about_4/bios/story/conceal-and-carry-stabbing-salt-lake-city-smiths/NDNrL1gxeE2rsRhrWCM9dQ.cspx

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