Campaign Notebook: Shays Relying on Reputation

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Chris Murphy (D): According to Public Policy Polling, Murphy will most likely win the Democratic primary and ultimately defeat Linda McMahon in the general election, reports the New Haven Register

Christopher Shays (R): With a disadvantage in funds and polling against Republican rival McMahon, Shays hopes to win the primary based on his political experience and reputation, reports The Day. Shays has spent 21 years in Congress and 12 years before that in the state General Assembly.

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Jim Himes (D): Himes, along with Senator Joe Lieberman and Senator Richard Blumenthal, announced a $568,150 grant for the New England Food Hub Initiative for winning the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge. The New England Food Hub focuses on New England's demand for locally produced foods. 

"This funding will create jobs, spur economic and agricultural growth in Bridgeport and other communities, and help struggling families put food on the table," Himes said. 

Steve Obsitnik (R): On Twitter, Obsitnik has expressed concerns about small businesses recently: 

"Job creators are always trying to determine "what’s the risk?” Lets remove the uncertainty hanging over businesses. http://fb.me/1zZfjMUVn "

"'Political Uncertainty' continues to hamper small businesses. Read about it here - http://fb.me/1y2BgV1ZE "


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