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Campaign Notebook: (Mostly) Millionaires Seek Senate

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Senate

If Linda McMahon is elected she will be the richest senator in Washington D.C., with assets between her and her husband as high as $350 million. , with other higher-polling candidates Chris Shays and Susan Bysiewicz also millionaires. The main exception is Chris Murphy, the favorite to win the Democratic nomination. According to the Hartford Courant, his assets range between $20,000-$60,000. He also owes money on his student loans and a mortgage.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Himes explained some of the goings-on in the Capitol when he gave his thoughts on the “Domestic Energy and Jobs Act.” Below are his Tweets in chronological order.

The "Domestic Energy and Jobs Act" includes a provision that requires a fee to protest against a drilling rig. #selling1stamendment

Corporations filing protests as persons would not have to pay that fee. Ok, that's not true. But some in this Chamber wish it were.

Buuuut, the House GOP did just defeat an amendment to clarify that such fee could not violate free expression or right of redress. #liberty?

Steve Obsitnik (R): On Facebook, Obsitnik posted an annotated letter from opponent Jim Himes sharply criticizing the incumbent. Obsitnik prefaced the post with this: “In the words of Thomas Halliburton, ‘When a man is wrong wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.’” 

--- June 25, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Is there not a less than scary photo of Linda McMahon that could be used? It seems like the 'Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman' media ploy at work.
Karl June 25, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I put a few more pictures of Linda up. The original one was an obvious photoshop hack.
--- June 25, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Karl, Agreed. But the photo-shopped hack one is still the first photo of Linda, and you know that perception is truth when it comes to American politics. Can you correct that in fairness to Linda McMahon?
Karl June 25, 2012 at 09:44 PM
I can't change the picture, its not my article. Anthony Karge wrote the article. I don't know him. I'd expect this sort of slanted photojournalism from the News-Times, not a real news provider like the Patch.

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