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Murphy Camp: A Vote for McMahon is a Vote to 'End Legal Birth Control'

News and updates on Connecticut's Senate and Third District races.

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): A Quinnipiac University poll shows McMahon with a three-point lead in the Senate race.

Chris Murphy (D): Murphy’s campaign continues to criticize McMahon. A statement released earlier this week questioned McMahon's stances on social issues.

"Connecticut families deserve to know: will Linda McMahon join her party and vote in favor of the anti-choice, anti-birth control leadership if she is elected to the Senate?" said Taylor Lavender, spokesperson for the Murphy campaign. “If she won't commit to voting against anti-choice, anti-woman Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell and Roy Blunt, then a vote for Linda McMahon is a vote to end a woman's right to choose and to end legal birth control." 

3rd District

Rosa DeLauro (D) joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a year after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the coastal area. The area is still rebuilding.

Wayne Winsley (R) is opening his campaign headquarters in Stratford on Friday at 6 p.m.

Kimberly Meuse. August 29, 2012 at 01:31 PM
The Republican Party works in lockstep at the national level against a woman's right to choose. For the GOP, "small government" politics doesn't include women's health issues. We've seen with moderate Republicans what happens when Republican leaders go against the Party line, and McMahon has shown no indication she won't fall into step with the rest. Her personal campaign millions can't erase the fact that she remains mute about her position on pro-choice rights or her willingness to back more tax cuts to herself and the rest of the 1%, but she can and has used her millions to change the subject. The country needs a break from the bad policies that helped lead us into the economic mess in 2008, and it begins with keeping those candidates who will take us back to Bush-era policies out of office. How has Linda McMahon shown us that she will work for the people of CT and to seek compromise rather than obstruction for the betterment of this country? We've seen an unprecedented 241 filibusters in the Senate since President Obama was sworn in. What will McMahon do to stop that obstructive force under a minority leader who's stated goal was to block legislation so as to ensure the President doesn't win another term? At this stage of McMahon's campaign, Women's issues, minorities and those making less than the 1% look to get the short end of that stick if she wins. Let her use some of that war chest to show us otherwise.
CuriousOrange August 29, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Nearly four years ago, the GOP adopted a skunk Obama policy that has defeated budgets, bills to create jobs, bills for equal pay for women, bills to bring outsourced jobs home, and bills to increase revenues by raising taxes on those who would not have to tighten their belts to pay. Mrs. McMahon is one of them. Like richie Romney, she talks about the 'middle class,' but her record of self-service speaks for itself.
Job NOW - not more welfare September 02, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Who are you kidding? 0bama had a Demcratic House & Senate & the only jobs created were putting up stimulus signs on the hiways & brick sidewalks in Devon. But what could be expected? He never held a real job or created a real job in any of the 57 states he visited. Harvard no less. Anyone with a modicum of intelligence know why his records fom Occidental, Columbia & 'arvard are under lock.
Job NOW - not more welfare September 02, 2012 at 12:49 AM
I gotta quote myself for U - see above reply to Kimberly His last "budget" was voted don by 100% of both houses of Congress. HELLO - there are alot of Democrats among those 435 votes counted. (I think it 435)
Bob Cerani September 04, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Mr. Curious Orange, I have to take issue with you on the two people you call rich. Now you must know that Mr. Obama is rich, right? and you must know that he hangs around with the Hollywood elite,right? and you also must know that recently he held a fundraiser at the home of Harvey Weinstein in Westport, at $ 38,000 a plate, right? So I'm going to ask you a question, This president is associating himself with the richest 1%, so don't you think this is just a little hypocritical? Why is he taking money from these people? Oh yeah, I forgot he's running for president,so that"s ok. And you also said the GOP adopted a skunk? policy that has defeated his budgets four years ago, Wrong again. Your Illustrious Mr. Obama had 2 years in his first term as president,where he had both the House and Senate and did "NOTHING". And his bills to bring outsourced jobs home is another "Lie". He has now wasted 5,000 jobs on the Chinese to build a bridge in California at a cost of 2 Billion Dollars. He has hired Chinese engineers and workers, Non Union ,I might add, to build this bridge.So I would suggest that you come a little more prepared before you blast Linda McMahon and Mitt Romney for being rich. What about this Murphy character, who has missed 85% of his meetings in Washington, I do not want a person like that in Washington who is supposedly representing the people of Connecticut, do you? You Democrats really amaze me,If you are going to speak ,please back it up with some truths.
CuriousOrange September 04, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Mr. Cerani is in deep denial, of course. He fails to remember that President Obama came up with a record of public service and books that sold millions of copies. He forgets public statements and behavior by GOP leaders that their first priority was to keep the President to one term. For a guy who demands "some truths," he needs to back up his Chinese bridge claim with a legitimate source. President Obama may have become wealthy, but he (and Warren Buffett, for instance) favor returning to the progressive tax rates and Pay-Go policies that gave the nation surpluses. I have no problem with rich people who are not greedly-rich going into politics: FDR, the Kennedys, Bill Gates, Richard Blumenthal, etc. Mrs. McMahon is simply unqualified and appears to entertain delusions of grandeur. In answer to your comment, how many hearings has she ever attended? Has she ever even watched C-Span?
Bob Cerani September 04, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Mr. Clockwork Orange,You just do not get it, do you.People are fed up with what is going on in this country,Independents will be the difference in this election, and you are very intolerant of the other party, I'll call them Republicans. Are you able to follow me on this? You are one who does not want to realize what is going on. You think your Obama is still the great king who will save us all. Wow, I should call you Chris Mathews, Do you still have that tingling feeling down your leg.? And you can't deal with a Republican who made their money on their own, that's Capitalism. Oh, and again you are just a tad off base with the Kennedys.Obviously you are still a little wet behind the ears by not knowing how the Kennedys made their money, Go and check how Joe Kennedy made his millions. I would have to say, Dirty Money.,Check it out Clockwork it's on line. Like I said before back up what you say. Linda McMahon is qualified and will win in November, Independents will carry her. She is leading by 4 points right now,and if Mr Murphy is so good why is he not far enough ahead. He attends few meetings, he doesn't go to Washington.
CuriousOrange September 05, 2012 at 12:59 PM
If Mr Murphy "doesn't go to Washington," how come his voting record is so good? On the other hand, Mrs. McMahon has no record of public office at all. She loaned her campaign $7M in hope of getting a $7M tax break on top of the huge tax break that gave her millions of dollars to spend on politics. I would say she is interested only in public office as a service unto herself.

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