Campaign Notebook: McMahon, Murphy Seek Female Voters

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


The Nov. 6 elections are almost hear, and both Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy are doing what they can to win over female voters.  

According to Reuters, McMahon rarely mentions her tenure as CEO for World Wrestling Entertainment. Murphy has described McMahon as anti-abortion, but doesn’t focus on the WWE.

Reuters reports:

A Quinnipiac survey released this week suggests Murphy might be winning the argument. After weeks of polling neck-and-neck with McMahon, he was ahead 49 percent to 43 percent, and taking a double-digit lead among women.
McMahon's campaign pointed to two other polls that called the race a dead heat.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D) is planning to visit the Pennslyvania Globe Gaslight Company in North Branford on Monday. She said on Twitter, “Manufacturing is crucial to CT's econ, middle class.”

Wayne Winsley (R) plans to attend a forum on Oct. 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the West Haven Senior Center.

Fourth District

The Hartford Courant called the Fourth District race between Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik, “largely tame and cordial” compared to the heated race in the Fifth District. The Courant notes that the key differences between the two candidates is pertains to the economy.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty doubled down on her support of “Obamacare” in the hopes it will win her the election. According to CT News Junkie, Esty spoke in support of the Affordable Care Act at a press conference.

Her opponent, Andrew Roraback, hopes to repeal the law. 

Hansa Junchun November 05, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Rosa collected well over a million dollars this election, the MOST EVER. This is likely her last hurrah, the last time she can rob her supports to enrich herself. Most of this money will be paid to her husband, which in any household means Rosa is paying herself. She is slipping, having to use a binder of notes to give answers to ordinary questions. She is getting tired of being the DNC attack dog, accomplishing nothing legislatively. She will want to retire to her sumptuous villa on the Amalfi Coast. So, this final haul of fat cash will pad her fantastic lifestyle going into retirement. Congratulations to the suckers who contributed: you proved your absolute loyalty to the party machine. But Rosa's cashing out and running with your money to southern Italy. But not before launching a couple of salvoes against her hated enemies... just for old times' sake. At the same time, Wayne Winsley is working hard to represent the people. His loyalty is to the people of third district. He is for term limits, to cut the connection between greedy, rich incumbents and the corporate special interests that are choking our political process. Want change? Change our incumbents. Elect Wayne Winsley!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »