Campaign Notebook: McMahon's Stance on Emergency Contraceptives Questioned

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Linda McMahon (R): The candidate’s opposition to having the government force religious hospitals to issue emergency contraception for rape victims has, according to Talking Points Memo, lead “pro-choice advocates in the Nutmeg State to further question her abortion rights credentials.”

McMahon talked about the issue with the Hartford Courant editorial board last week.

Chris Murphy (D) attended a debate viewing party on Tuesday with the Norwalk Democratic campaign headquarters. The candidate – coming off a trio of debates with Linda McMahon – offered this advice to the president, reports Patch.

"[Obama] needs to really articulate the differences between an America under Romney and an America led by Obama," Murphy said.


Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik will debate business on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center. The debate, sponsored by the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, begins at 11:30 a.m.




Third District

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley will have their first and only debate on Sunday, Oct. 21. WFSB’s Face the State will be airing the debate at 11 a.m.


Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback squared off in the first of several planned debates. The debate appeared to be a continuation of the television ads. According to the Hartford Courant:

Esty said the Republicans would jeopardize certain benefits for senior citizens, such as Social Security, and she frequently linked Roraback to U.S. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who recently came to Connecticut to raise money for Roraback.

Roraback also went on the offensive.

For his part, Roraback charged that Esty is primarily raising money for her campaign from people who work for businesses that her husband, Dan, deals with as commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Christopher Schaefer October 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Rosa DeLauro excels in obfuscation: Notice how she avoids answering my question! [Text of my question and her non-answer is under this 2-part video.] You can expect a similar performance at the recorded WFSB debate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y58wLUHcYno&feature=share&list=PL5wsVsNCEygr9f9HtxTvtdGqNcaS-epwG The main reason she has remained in office so long is because she is a master of obfuscation and media manipulation: she spouts off irrelevant BS and skewed “statistics” to avoid actually answering questions, and only appears in public under very carefully controlled conditions. This is why the WFSB debate is being taped in a studio: she’d NEVER be able to handle a live debate.


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