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Campaign Notebook: McMahon's Stance on Emergency Contraceptives Questioned

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate 

Linda McMahon (R): The candidate’s opposition to having the government force religious hospitals to issue emergency contraception for rape victims has, according to Talking Points Memo, lead “pro-choice advocates in the Nutmeg State to further question her abortion rights credentials.”

McMahon talked about the issue with the Hartford Courant editorial board last week.

Chris Murphy (D) attended a debate viewing party on Tuesday with the Norwalk Democratic campaign headquarters. The candidate – coming off a trio of debates with Linda McMahon – offered this advice to the president, reports Patch.

"[Obama] needs to really articulate the differences between an America under Romney and an America led by Obama," Murphy said.

First District

John Decker (R), was in Torrington Tuesday taking part in a roundtable discussion where he shared his deas to improve Washington politics and spending, in part by cutting government jobs and repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Second District

Joseph Courtney (D) today announced that nine eastern Connecticut towns have won $46,589 from the U.S. Department of Justice to buy bulletproof vests.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley will have their first and only debate on Sunday, Oct. 21. WFSB’s Face the State will be airing the debate at 11 a.m.

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik will debate business on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center. The debate, sponsored by the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce, begins at 11:30 a.m.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback squared off in the first of several planned debates. The debate appeared to be a continuation of the television ads. According to the Hartford Courant:

Esty said the Republicans would jeopardize certain benefits for senior citizens, such as Social Security, and she frequently linked Roraback to U.S. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who recently came to Connecticut to raise money for Roraback.

Roraback also went on the offensive.

For his part, Roraback charged that Esty is primarily raising money for her campaign from people who work for businesses that her husband, Dan, deals with as commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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