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Campaign Notebook: Another Spokesperson Leaves McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Campaign Notebook: Another Spokesperson Leaves McMahon

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): The campaign’s spokesperson resigned after a month on the job for unknown reasons, reports the Associated Press. The previous spokesperson reportedly left the campaign a month ago for family reasons.

Chris Murphy (D) has been buying ads to air during WWE Raw, where McMahon was once CEO.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D), along with fellow politicians Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Joe Lieberman, announced a pending deal for the former Startford Army Engine Plant, .

"This announcement is great news and is particularly gratifying after working so hard for the past 17 years to develop a new process for redeveloping the Stratford Army Engine Plant site," DeLauro said.

Wayne Winsley (R): If you’re a candidate looking to raise some money, Greenwich is the place to be. Winsley joins a long list of candidates who have fundraised in the city, .  At the event, he described DeLauro as having, "grown arrogant and entitled as if the office is her right."

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) is a co-sponsor of a bipartisan bill that would prevent Congress from being paid if they don’t pass a budget. A constituent on Twitter thanked Himes for sponsoring the “No Budget, No Pay” Act, to which Himes replied, “You’re very welcome.”

Steve Obsitnik (R): An article about the nation’s rising $1.1 trillion in debt was shared on the candidate’s Facebook page. The Bloomberg article quoted the Congressional Budget Office as saying, “the budget outlook for 2013 and beyond will depend on what lawmakers do about tax-and-spending decisions known as the fiscal cliff.”

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty (D) has received the support of the AFL-CIO union, which previously endorsed Chris Donovan, according to the Associated Press. Despite losing the primary, Donovan hasn’t dropped out of the race as the Working Families candidate.

Andrew Roraback (R) gained the support of the Independent Party, reports the Register Citizen. He will now appear on two ballot lines.

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