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Campaign Notebook: Senate Candidates Spin Poll Results

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

The latest Quinnipiac Poll showed Chris Murphy with a 49-43 lead over Linda McMahon. Both sides offered their side of the story after the results were released on Wednesday. 

Corry Bliss, campaign manager for McMahon, said that Ramussen and Mason-Dixon polling firms found the race to be a dead heat.

“If it weren’t so close, Congressman Murphy might not be lying to the people of Connecticut about his record of voting for higher taxes for the middle class, voting against funding to build submarines in Groton,” Bliss said.

Murphy’s campaign fired off a similar missive to the press.

“After losing four debates and seeing the momentum shift strongly toward Chris, Linda McMahon is now relying completely on stale, desperate, and dishonest political attacks to distract voters from her extreme right-wing positions,” said spokesman Ben Marter. 

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D) received the endorsement of the Hartford Courant. According to the editorial, “Republican control of the House the past two years has put a crimp in her style. Still, she's good at playing defense.”

Wayne Winsley (R):  A blog post on the candidate’s website discusses the campaign so far. “My message of moving people from food stamps to full time employment and helping businesses small and large to grow and create jobs for more of our neighbors is resonating and We the People are responding,” Winsley wrote. 

Note: Naugatuck is in the third district

In other districts: 

Fourth District

The Nov. 6 election is fast approaching, so Steve Obsitnik and Jim Himes are utilizing different strategies to win the election. According to the Connecticut Mirror, Himes is focused on winning votes in right-leaning Shelton. Obsitnik is working in the cities, which typically vote for Democrats.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback talked to voters at a forum on Tuesday at Avon. According to Patch, the candidates saw eye-to-eye on social issues. That was not the case with economic issues.

MAC October 26, 2012 at 09:59 PM
DeLauro is "good at playing defense.” Defending what?? Her own wealth? "POLITICAL OFFICE = GET-RICH SCAM "Only 5 years ago, Rosa DeLauro was worth a 'mere' $5 Million—thanks to Washington cronyism. Today Americans struggle to recover from the worst recession since the Great Depression: lost jobs, foreclosed homes, retirement savings depleted. BUT NOT DELAURO—today HER net wealth has GROWN to an obscene $17+ MILLION! 'Professional Politician' indeed!"... "And HERE is the scam by which she stuffs her pockets–with campaign money! “Federal campaign records reveal a self-dealing relationship between a senior Democratic Connecticut congresswoman and her husband’s political consulting firm…the funds DeLauro donates to help the DCCC [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee]' ultimately re-enter her household through her husband’s business, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research 'for polling and other services…It’s not just a conflict of interest...It looks like she’s raising money and giving it to herself.' [No kidding!] '..Rosa DeLauro has established a persona of being a champion of the safety net while at the same time being a champion of amassing great wealth for herself and her husband [Stanley Greenberg] during her tenure in office.”... http://www.humanevents.com/2011/10/04/delauro-campaign-finances-raise-questions/ http://rosadelauroexposed.wordpress.com/ Vote for Wayne Winsley, man of Integrity! www.winsleyforcongress.org

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