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Campaign Notebook: Chris Murphy as Ferris Bueller?

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Campaign Notebook: Chris Murphy as Ferris Bueller?


Chris Murphy faces criticism for his attendance record at committee meetings by his opponent. An independent investigation by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers backs up the claim that Murphy missed three-fourths of the hearings during 2007-08, when the economy started rapidly declining. The opening line of the article: "Ferris Bueller would be proud."

Linda McMahon (R): The Wall Street Journal acknowledges that it seems like a Republican has no chance in Connecticut, but the results of a Ramussen poll shows McMahon with a slight lead. According to the Wall Street Journal, “One poll doesn't make a race. But this one sure does make this race more interesting.”

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): The incumbent’s campaign page features his beliefs and record on jobs and the economy. An excerpt:

There is an essential role for regulation in our financial system. We must protect the interests of all Americans, not merely a few. We have to eliminate the financial risk to taxpayers that proved so destructive, and we have to make sure that no one can mislead the public to take advantage of individual investors.

Steve Obsitnik (R): Obsitnik’s campaign issued a press release citing the Congressional Budget Office’s dire predictions for the future that could lead to another recession.

According to the statement:

This is further proof that policies championed by Jim Himes are hurting the very people he is supposed to be representing. It makes no sense to take more money out of our pockets at a time when many are struggling to pay bills and make ends meet.

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