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Campaign Notebook: NJ Gov. Chris Christie Campaigns for McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Connecticut to stump for Linda McMahon on Monday. The governor, a rising star in the Republican Party, planned to partake in rallies in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury.

Chris Murphy’s camp criticized the two Republicans in a statement.

“Chris Christie and Mitt Romney’s tax cuts for millionaires and tax hikes for the middle class have failed time and again, but Linda McMahon wants to give them another try in Connecticut,” said campaign spokesman Ben Marter. 

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback faced off on Saturday in their second debate.

According to the Hartford Courant, “Esty tried to paint Roraback as just another party-line vote for House Republicans. Roraback, who is running as a moderate Republican, worked to portray himself as unafraid to stand up to his party and not interested in engaging in ‘partisan snipefest.’”

The New Britain Herald reports that about 70 people attended the debate.

Other Congressional Races

THIRD DISTRICT

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley had a televised debate on Face the State. The full broadcast can be viewed here.

FOURTH DISTRICT

Steve Obsitnik found the federal government’s stimulus plan to be an ineffective use of taxpayer money. Jim Himes charged that Obsitnik’s company benefited from the spending. The News Times details the spat between the two candidates, which also focuses on a bankrupt yacht builder in Bridgeport that received stimulus funds.

Committee to Elect. October 23, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Sanctity of Life. http://youtu.be/Jq6Noc9w9EA

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