Campaign Notebook: A One-Person 'Debate' About Jobs

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Linda McMahon may have declined Chris Murphy’s invitation to debate earlier this week in Hartford, but that didn’t stop Murphy from showing up at the debate anyways. According to CT News Junkie, Murphy spent the "debate" talking about his jobs plan and taking written questions from the crowd.

Some volunteers from the McMahon campaign reportedly showed up to heckle the congressman and hand out information about McMahon’s jobs plan.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): A story in the Connecticut Post about opponent Steve Obsitnik failing to vote in some elections is being used by the Himes campaign as political ammunition.

“We need everyone's input, and anyone running for Congress should know that,” Himes said in a statement. “It baffles me that someone who wants to represent us in Washington wouldn't feel that same commitment, especially in recent years, when the stakes have been so high. If they don't, they should reconsider why they are running for office."

Steve Obsitnik (R) released a statement saying that Todd Akin of Missouri should drop out of the senate race for the candidate’s “legitimate rape” comments.

“Akin's remarks concerning the 'legitimacy' of rape are outrageous and intolerable," Obsitnik said.  "His beliefs are an affront to victims, and all women, and do not reflect the views of the party I'm running to represent.  He should withdraw from the Missouri Senate race immediately."


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