Campaign Notebook: NJ Gov. Chris Christie Campaigns for McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Second District

Paul Formica (R) has his first TV ad of the campaign. In it, Formica hits his familiar theme of bringing common sense to Washington D.C.

Joseph Courtney (D) and Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson toured the newly-opened businesses at the Storrs Center project in Mansfield today. In 2007 and 2008, Courtney's office said, the congressman helped secured more than $1.2 million in federal money for the project.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback faced off on Saturday in their second debate.

According to the Hartford Courant, “Esty tried to paint Roraback as just another party-line vote for House Republicans. Roraback, who is running as a moderate Republican, worked to portray himself as unafraid to stand up to his party and not interested in engaging in ‘partisan snipefest.’”

The New Britain Herald reports that about 70 people attended the debate.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Connecticut to stump for Linda McMahon on Monday. The governor, a rising star in the Republican Party, planned to partake in rallies in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury.

Chris Murphy’s camp criticized the two Republicans in a statement.

“Chris Christie and Mitt Romney’s tax cuts for millionaires and tax hikes for the middle class have failed time and again, but Linda McMahon wants to give them another try in Connecticut,” said campaign spokesman Ben Marter. 

First District

Congressman John Larson (D) was profiled by the Litchfield County Times Sunday. He says if re-elected he's going to focus on Barack Obama's jobs bill and he's hoping the Democrats regain enough seats in the U.S. House to hold a super majority again.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley had a televised debate on Face the State. The full broadcast can be viewed here.

Fourth District

Steve Obsitnik found the federal government’s stimulus plan to be an ineffective use of taxpayer money. Jim Himes charged that Obsitnik’s company benefited from the spending. The News Times details the spat between the two candidates, which also focuses on a bankrupt yacht builder in Bridgeport that received stimulus funds.


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