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Campaign Notebook: McMahon Changes Image to Win Voters

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Second District

Paul Formica (R) wants to give supporters his campaign signs.

Fifth District

The Record-Journal continues looking at the differences – and similarities – between Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback in the Fifth District. The newspaper compares the candidates on energy issues, from fracking to investing federal dollars in alternative energy.

Senate

The Associated Press took a look at the closely-contested race for Senate and finds that Linda McMahon’s attempts to change her image from that of a “groin-kicking CEO to grandmother” have been paying off.

Chris Murphy, her opponent, said that voters need to be reminded why they voted against her in her failed 2010 Senate bid.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): After a report discovered arsenic in rice products, several lawmakers – including DeLauro – are pitching a bill to set federal guidelines for legal limits of the chemical, reports The Huffington Post.

Wayne Winsley (R) posted on Facebook that he had a radio interview on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, a conservative program.

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik are scheduled to debate several times in October, with debates planned on Oct. 10 in Stamford, Oct. 18 in Norwalk and Oct. 28 in Wilton.

The Wilton debate is being organized by a dozen local chapters of the League of Women Voters and is scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m. at Wilton High School.

“The Leagues of Southwestern Connecticut—the 4th Congressional District—have joined forces to present a centrally-located forum for area residents to learn the candidates’ positions on national and local issues, particularly those impacting our region,” said debate facilitator Jara Burnett of LWV Greenwich.

The questions at the debate will be solicited from the audience and League members.

Jim Aspen September 25, 2012 at 02:01 PM
A successful women.
Jim Aspen September 26, 2012 at 06:26 AM
Why do democrats hate successful women so. We all should celebrate.

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