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Campaign Notebook: Pressure on Shays

A daily roundup of news and updates from the campaign trail.

Senate

Linda McMahon is the leading Republican in the polls, and the pressure is on Chris Shays to close the gap. Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia told the Greenwich Time that Shays “might want to consider” dropping out of the race.

Chris Murphy (D): The congressman is holding a “bipartisan town hall” meeting with U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson (R-Illionois) at the Whitestone Tavern in New Britain at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Fourth District

One of the hottest political issues is the controversy surrounding Eric Holder, the attorney general, and his alleged involvement in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal.  Incumbent Jim Himes says it’s purely political.

"This is a nakedly political moment," Himes told the Greenwich Time.
His opponent, Steve Obsitnik, brought up the death of a border patrol agent who was killed by a gun involved in the government’s gunrunning scheme.

"Agent Brian Terry and his family deserve a fair accounting of the facts of the case," Obsitnik said in a statement published by the Greenwich Time. "His service shouldn't be muddied by political posturing in Washington from either side of the aisle."

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