Chris Murphy (D): Murphy released a statement with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D) saying that the two have discussed a report from Murphy's office that looked at the extensive burden on Connecticut families caused by child care. They believe access to affordable child care would help ease this financial burden.
"This report confirms that child care expenses are breaking the bank for too many families. Quality child care in Connecticut costs money, and middle class family budgets are already stretched thin," Murphy said.
Linda McMahon (R): McMahon's new television ad shows her confidence in her going into the August 28th primary, says the National Journal. The ad specifically attacks Chris Murphy (D), suggesting she assumes she will be facing off against him in the general election and has moved beyond the primary, where she'll face Chris Shays (R).
Chris Donovan (D): The Hartford Courant reports that Senate Minority Leader John McKinney said Donovan's campaign contribution scandal "has a corrosive effect on public confidence in state government."
Meanwhile, the progressive group Democrats For America is standing by its endorsement of Democrat Chris Donovan, even though his campaign has been battered by an influence peddling scandal. In a report it published yesterday CT News Junkie says the group’s leader was in Connecticut over the weekend to rally Donovan supporters and said the DFA stands by the embattled state representative because it backs candidates that are “fighters and truth tellers.” The DAF backs liberal causes and candidates. It was founded by former presidential candidate and Vermont governor Howard Dean.
Lisa Wilson-Foley (R): At the , Wilson-Foley was "hammered" with questions by her rivals about former Governor John Rowland's federal grand jury investigation into his work with her campaign.