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Murphy Questions McMahon on Abortion, Gay Marriage

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

Senate

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D) on the campaign trail questioned Linda McMahon (R)'s commitment to supporting abortion and gay marriage.

"We already know that Linda McMahon tends to tell the tea party one thing and social conservatives one thing and Connecticut voters something different," Murphy said in a conference call with reporters, according to the New Haven Register.

The Associated Press reports that Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, said online that he's voting for McMahon, "because her victory could mean the end of Roe v. Wade" even though she supports repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. 

The comments from Wolfgang prompted Murphy's criticism. McMahon's campaign dismissed the allegations that she's anti-abortion as "absolutely ridiculous," according to the New Haven Register.

3rd District

Rosa DeLauro (D): The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is transferring $152,000 in a grant to the Grant Street Senior Apartments in Bridgeport.

"This grant is great news for the seniors and persons with disabilities who will be better able to access the services they need to live independently," DeLauro said in a written statement. "Our government has an obligation to help the most vulnerable among us live with dignity and this grant will further that goal."

Wayne Winsley (R) and his supporters gathered for a "flash mob" in Branford on Tuesday.

ExTeecher October 11, 2012 at 04:29 PM
With the job situation in the toilet, Murphy certainly has his priorities figured out. Perhaps he should question her about Big Bird.
Laura Dobosz October 11, 2012 at 08:24 PM
You can thank Jodi Rell for our miserable economy in this state. Not Murphy. Frankly, I think Malloy did too much too soon and hit us too hard as well, in his attempt to clean up after Rell. Linda McMahon is the typical entitled, power hungry fiend. WWE and WWF - whatever you want to call them - are jokes and are so far from "entertainment" I can't even speak. That is like saying Jenna Jameson should be a senator because she is "entertaining" and her industry "creates jobs". Bulls***
ILikeJobCreators October 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM
she has created more high paying jobs than Murphy - unless you count his 100K+ government job that he was absent from 80% of the time. Perhaps he was voting PRESENT in abstentia like the great one from Chicagoland did. Worth every penny, and not a cent more.
Hansa Junchun October 12, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Wayne Winsley is out and about, meeting the people and chasing down the dodge ball known Jimmy Tickey, DeLauro's campaign manager, as well as combating the crude racist bigotry of the Hartford Courant. DeLauro, by contrast, huddles with her devoted sycophants, terrified of an encounter with Wayne Winsley. What is DeLauro afraid of? Being called out as a stooge of the sugar cane corporations, the ambulance-chasing tort lawyers, and other tax subsidized leeches? Or that she bought her much-vaunted chair on the House Agricultural subcommittee by transferring more than $1 million in campaign to the DNC, the going price for a position of seniority? Or that in 2009-2011 she was paid $4 million for her TARP vote to bail out the richest of the rich on Wall Street? Yes, paid. Everyone who voted for TARP got insider trading tips, which is morally equal to being given a brown sack of cash. What's DeLauro afraid of?

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