Campaign Notebook: Murphy Predicts Being Outspent

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.



Linda McMahon (R): David Collins from The Day wrote about the perceived tension between McMahon and Mitt Romney's newly running mate Paul Ryan. He says this comes from McMahon's refusal to support Medicare changes.

Chris Murphy (D): Murphy predicts that rival McMahon will outspend him in the general election campaign, reports the Norwich Bulletin. "I'm going to be outspent five- or ten-to-one in this election," Murphy said.  


Fifth District 


The Rothenberg Political Report has moved the fifth district race between Andrew Roraback and Elizabeth Esty from "Tilt Democrat" to "Pure Toss-Up." Nathan Gonzalez from the Report tweeted

.@DCCC will have a tough time finding CT Democrats to say something bad about Roraback. Should be a great race #CT05

Paul Dennis August 16, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Republicans in Monroe CT are planning a huge campaign rally complete with (anti-gay rights) Chick-fil-A sandwiches. In what they are calling support for free speech, organizers of this event will be by-passing local venders while making a 3 ½ hour trip to New Jersey to pick up a 100 Chick-fil-A sandwiches for the enjoyment of their republican guests. This rally is being billed as the “Biggest Meet and Greet in the history of CT politics” Attendees will include more than 30 republican candidates and elected officials. Some notables are keynote speaker State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. Steve Obsitnik, a Republican challenging incumbent Democrat Jim Himes in the 4th Congressional District race, 3rd District candidate Wayne Winsley, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Toni Boucher, and Rep. Gail Lavielle. The event is free and open to the public. Here is a link to the full story with comments: http://monroe.patch.com/articles/republicans-plan-to-unite-after-the-primaries Come to Monroe this Saturday and enjoy an anti-gay rights Chick-fil-A hate sandwich.
Don Sherman August 16, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Author Stichnoth: You ought to end this; they won. Free speech is a natural right, as is the right to defend one's self. In the same way bad people use the tools of defense in an unprotected manner, people sometimes resort to slander and libel to deprive people of another natural right: the right of free association.
Denise August 16, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Anyone from here attending the hate festival in Monroe?
Voice of Reason August 16, 2012 at 10:48 PM
@ Denise. I'm considering going now. Thanks to Mr. Dennis (he really is doing a fine job advertising the event) I now know about it and am spreading the word to friends. In terms of discrimination and such I could give a rat's butt about gays so I'll probably stay away from the hate mongers (if I actually see any) but I'd attend to discuss policy to reduce Government spending and ways to help the economy. I've never had Chick-Fil-A before though. Are they any good?


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