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Campaign Notebook: Shays Compares McMahon Strategy to 'Nothing'

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Christopher Shays (R) has posted a video of Seinfeld's "Nothing" bit on his campaign website, comparing the infamous sketch to Republican opponent Linda McMahon's campaign strategy. 

Fourth District 

Steve Obsitnik (R): Republican candidate Steve Obsitnik has agreed to refund campaign contributions, reports the Connecticut Post. Obsitnik won the nomination at the Republican convention on May 18, thus avoiding the primary election and no longer needs the funds intended for its campaign.

Jim Himes (D): Himes, along with U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), announced a $938,360 grant for Bridgeport's The WorkPlace. The grant will help living conditions for 300 veteran families in Southwestern Connecticut, including housing stability and receiving benefits.

Paul Improta July 19, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Chris Shays is so far behind in the polls, he ought to pack his tent and go home, Instead of feeding propoganda for the Dems to use, he ought to tell us what he'll do differently from when he was in congress the last time, where he spent like a Democrat, was for card-check and cap-and-trade, where he co-authored Shays/Meehean campaign finance reform, some of which was determined by the SCOTUS to be unconstitutional, resulting in the "Citizens United" decision that the libs all lament. Shays is a compromiser, which translated means a sell-out. There has been no call from the grass-roots for Shays to come like Underdog and save the day, only the establishment, institutional Republicans, those white-washed prep school limo types are afraid McMahon might ruin their neighborhood, so they've resurrected Shays to come rescue them in Weicker-like fashion. Like last go-'round with Simmons, the people aren't buying a Republican in the image of Jim Jeffords, Lincoln Chafee, Arlen Spector or Lowell Weicker. They don't want subordinated, emasculated, collegiality with the Dems. They want REAL market-driven fixes, and Shays is al about government.
Chris Lambert July 20, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Linda McMahons lost the last Senate race 2 years ago by a double digit blow out, non of us care about card check or cap-and-trade. McMahon is just as liberal as Shays both are pro-choice, never heard either one talk about opposing gay marriage, the only difference is that Shays has spent a life time serving his community as a legislature where as McMahon has never held elective office. But McMahon feels she can buy her self a US Senate seat, we rejected her 2 years ago costing the republicans a golden oppurtunity to gain a Senate seat and I fear she will do the same this year. When the Republicans stop taking their marching orders from the country club republicans they might actually win an election. Vote for Shays

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