Campaign Notebook: McMahon Ad Targets Obama Supporters

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


A new ad from the Linda McMahon campaign features supporterss of Barack Obama who also plan to vote for McMahon. Democrats – and some Republicans – are questioning the ad, which says McMahon would work with Obama if elected.

Chris Murphy told the Associated Press that the claim McMahon would work with Obama is a "lie.”

The Hartford Courant reports that the ad had a backlash on Facebook and Twitter from angry McMahon supporters.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty (D): Campaign finance manager director Brian Weeks told supporters in an email about the endorsement Esty received from the New York Times.

“And it’s not just the newspapers that are learning about Elizabeth’s fortitude,” he wrote. “More and more, folks across the 5th District are getting to know that Elizabeth is just the kind of principled, commonsense leader we need to send to Washington.”

Andrew Roraback (R) released his latest television ad. Titled “Blatant Lies,” the ad accuses Esty of “blatant smears” and “false attacks.”

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): Former presidential candidate George McGovern died on Sunday, and DeLauro cited the anti-war candidate as an inspiration, according to the Associated Press. DeLauro volunteered for one of McGovern’s three presidential campaigns.

Wayne Winsley (R) and volunteers planned to spend Tuesday evening at campaign headquarters in Stratford, according to his Facebook page. “Phone Banking, Sign Making, Brainstorming and more!” he said.

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik are scheduled to debate on Sun, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at . Several chapters of the League of Women Voters in Fairfield County are co-sponsoring the debate.

Second District

Incumbent Joe Courtney (D) and challenger Paul Formica (R) gathered for a debate at Eastern Connecticut State University on Monday, and this time a pair of third party candidates were involved. According to The Norwich Bulletin, Courtney, Formica, Green Party candidate Colin Bennett and Libertarian Party candidate Dan Reale debated for 90 minutes in front of a crowd of roughly 250 at the university.

John Francis Gozzi October 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM
All am I is what may vote eligible people should be, an impartial observer .Regarding the hotly contsted Murphy vs. Mcmahon race. Does Linda Mcmahon's lack of experience in politics make her a lousy choice? Does the fact that she spent millions more than Murphy make the race unfair? Legitimate questions but certainly not deadstop obstacles for winning elections.Is she a supreme rainmaker or the meanie that rotted the minds of millions (fans) and wrecked the lives of many (wrestlers)? Regardless, the point is that campaigns turn dirty, like it or not, more often than not. So as election time is here so is the seige. Signs, signs ,everywhere a sign,phone calls, flyers , people knocking on my door for crying out loud! At any public event drawing more than six people there will be gladhanding public official (or to be public official) with a $60 haircut and perfect smile.The thing I look for is the unique- the zigging when others are zagging. Just the other day I along with at least the rest of my middle-class neighborhood received a on-the- doorknob ad for Mcmahon. On one side her multi-million dollar smile and a lot of stuff written in spanish. On the other side pictures of children , again written in spanish. I flipped it back over, still no English. A deperate plea to rock the VOTE or a case of wrong flyers in wrong neighborhood? Either way it made me laugh, which in an election this close could be a deciding factor........


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