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Campaign Notebook: Murphy 'On the Defense About Job Creation'

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch cracked a joke that that Bridgeport will deliver votes for a Chris Murphy win, even if they’re a few days late. The reference to Bridgeport’s 2010 election woes didn’t go over well with the McMahon campaign, according to the Associated Press

Chris Murphy (D): Candidates throughout the country know that this election is all about the economy. That’s part of the reason why Murphy is trying to take over the issues of jobs in light of Linda McMahon’s campaign.

According to the Stamford Advocate, Murphy is “on the defense about job creation,” but the candidate is working to change that.

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik fielded questions about the economy, abortion and other issues at a forum in Westport, reports the Westport News. The candidates disagreed on the the issue of health care, but found common ground in supporting sanctions on Iran.

Other Districts

Third District

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley have not yet had their first debate, but there was a candidate’s forum in New Haven on Sunday where they each addressed the crowd at different times. According to Winsley’s Facebook page, he was, “told that I can't enter the Candidate Forum until Rosa DeLauro has left the building.”

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback will square off in their first debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Warner Theater in Torrington. The candidates will have three more debates after this one.

Paul Improta October 16, 2012 at 03:06 PM
The problem our congressional delegation suffers from is that they are Democrats. Democrats as a party require all sorts of implied milestones be in place before the officeholder is even acknowledged, let alone given any sort of recognition. Terms like "tenure", "seniority", "rank-and-file" come to mind. Chris Murphy is an unaccomplished back bencher who has had no legislative accomplishment, no signature legislation, no leadership position on any committee. He's not allowed by the party bosses. After three (3) terms, he's lucky if he's allowed to talk, or if they even call his name, and that is why every Democrat must vote along the party line if they ever want to be anybody in the Democratic Party. The leadership speaks to the delegation, and the delegation does what it's told, that is how it is. That's why what a Dem candidate says and what they actually do become mutually exclusive once they gain the seat of power. They forget who they are there to serve, and just become pawns of the leadership and their special-interest-driven agenda.

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