Campaign Notebook: McMahon Ad Targets Obama Supporters

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


A new ad from the Linda McMahon campaign features supporterss of Barack Obama who also plan to vote for McMahon. Democrats – and some Republicans – are questioning the ad, which says McMahon would work with Obama if elected.

Chris Murphy told the Associated Press that the claim McMahon would work with Obama is a "lie.”

The Hartford Courant reports that the ad had a backlash on Facebook and Twitter from angry McMahon supporters.

Third District 

Rosa DeLauro (D): Former presidential candidate George McGovern died on Sunday, and DeLauro cited the anti-war candidate as an inspiration, according to the Associated Press. DeLauro volunteered for one of McGovern’s three presidential campaigns.

Wayne Winsley (R) and volunteers planned to spend Tuesday evening at campaign headquarters in Stratford, according to his Facebook page. “Phone Banking, Sign Making, Brainstorming and more!” he said.

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik are scheduled to debate on Sun, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at . Several chapters of the League of Women Voters in Fairfield County are co-sponsoring the debate.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty (D): Campaign finance manager director Brian Weeks told supporters in an email about the endorsement Esty received from the New York Times.

“And it’s not just the newspapers that are learning about Elizabeth’s fortitude,” he wrote. “More and more, folks across the 5th District are getting to know that Elizabeth is just the kind of principled, commonsense leader we need to send to Washington.”

Andrew Roraback (R) released his latest television ad. Titled “Blatant Lies,” the ad accuses Esty of “blatant smears” and “false attacks.”

Hansa Junchun October 24, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Wayne Winsley is working to be elected Third District's representative to the U.S. Congress, and is easily the first candidate to come along who can genuinely cut across all party lines and represent our united interests in Washington. And that's not an easy thing to say of anyone seeking public office. The biggest problem facing our nation has everything to do with acute partisanship in Congress. It has been locked in a struggle where every word by the players are calculated to gain or lose for the party at any given moment. This partisan game is more important than getting the business of the people accomplished. This is an incumbents' game. One has to have been in Congress for a long time to master this game. That's another reason I like Wayne: he has pledged to term-limit himself to eight years in office, should the people desire it. This is what Connecticut Congressman Toby Moffatt had done. He served the people, and then left before he grew too comfortable to serve himself. What about Wayne's affiliation? He's for the people. He has no axes to grind. No favors to hand out. No reason to attack other Congressmen. He is ready to represent every single one of us from the get-go. One voice, one vote, ready to serve! That's why Wayne Winsley has earned the votes of myself and my whole family and network of friends in this district.


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