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Campaign Notebook: Murphy Goes on Attack with New Ad

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

The Chris Murphy campaign goes on the offensive with a new 30-second ad that criticizes Linda McMahon’s history with the WWE and her jobs plan. The narrator opens the ad with, “As CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Linda McMahon had a plan. Shift profits overseas to avoid U.S. taxes.”

McMahon’s camp said that the ad is “misleading.”

“Perhaps Congressman Murphy should take a few courses in international business where he would learn all about how international companies earn profits internationally and pay their taxes to the countries in which they are doing business,” said Corey Bliss, the McMahon campaign manager.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D) took to Twitter to criticize two potential areas where government might spend less in the future.

GOP health care bill cuts $ for hospital acquired infections. Scary when you consider superbug that's sickened ppl at  #NIH

Wrong time to cut anti  #hunger programs.  @nokidhungry report talks about why, impacts on kids' learning  http://www.strength.org/teachers 

Wayne Winsley (R) received the endorsement of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, a second amendment advocacy group.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) paid tribute to former astronaut Neil Armstrong on Twitter.

So sad to hear of  #NeilArmstrong passing. He was, as I toddled around, my first hero. Showed us what America can do: big, improbable things

Can't help but think that we'll need Kennedy-like vision and #NeilArmstrong like cool to once again lead world on education and energy. 

Steve Obsitnik (R) released his first campaign ad, which costars his two daughters and criticizes government borrowing.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty (D): The Record Journal reports that Chris Donovan, who lost the Democratic primary, reached out to Esty for the first time. They discussed the Working Families party, which endorsed Donovan earlier this year and he still remains on the ballot for the party.

Andrew Roraback (R): The Register Citizen reports that Roraback’s pro-choice beliefs aren’t in sync with the national Republican Party.

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