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McMahon Campaign Objects to Shays 'Push Poll'

Your daily, local conversation on news and notes from the campaign trail to Congress.

[Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of “Campaign Notebook,” a feature that will run daily on weekdays, highlighting news and events from the campaign trails of our candidates for Senate and Congress. Please use the comment thread below to weigh in on a strictly local conversation, and know that we will rotate through our various candidates throughout the week.]

U.S. Senate

  • Susan Bysiewicz (D): Here’s a recent Tweet from the Susan Bysiewicz Twitter account: It's time that women with the same job and experience of their male colleagues be paid the same #PaycheckFairnessAct
  • Linda McMahon (R): McMahon’s campaign recently posted a note on her blog saying supporters statewide have complained about a push poll coming out of Chris Shays’ camp. Part of it said: “Unfortunately, Congressman Chris Shays’ campaign seems more interested in taking our Republican Primary into the mud — and is gearing up its efforts through falsehoods spread through the phones. We expect sometime this week for the Shays campaign to ‘produce’ polling numbers that differ drastically from every other survey — public and private — taken recently.”

5th Congressional

  • Justin Bernier (R): Republicans can win the open seat in the 5th District “if we stand strong and show daylight between us and the Democrats on the key issues facing our country,” the Plainville resident said on the Jim Vicevich radio show, according to his campaign site.
  • Chris Donovan (D): Donovan congratulated HealthyCT on receiving the federal funding needed to start up a consumer-directed health insurance company through the Affordable Care Act’s non-profit Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan program. “There are only 14 of these loans in the country right now, so once again, Connecticut is on the cutting edge of working to provide health care coverage to every family,” Donovan said in a press release.

[Editor’s Note: 5th Congressional District towns include Avon, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Burlington, Canaan, Canton, Cheshire, Cornwall, Danbury, Farmington, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Meriden, Middlebury, Morris, New Britain, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Plainville, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Simsbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington (part), Warren, Washington, Waterbury (part), Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury.]

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