Jul 28, 2014
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Campaign Notebook: John McCain Campaigns for McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Campaign Notebook: John McCain Campaigns for McMahon


U.S. Sen. John McCain joined Linda McMahon (R) on the campaign trail in Connecticut on Monday, with planned stops at the Disabled American Veterans Hall in Danbury and a meeting of McMahon supports at the Norwalk Inn.

"This election rests on the veterans," McCain told veterans, reports Danbury Patch. "Turn out the vote. I want each of you to call 50 people. Even call your mother-in-law. This is a call to action." 

Chris Murphy (D) criticized the company opponent Linda McMahon keeps. The Murphy campaign says McCain “led the charge” on a plan that “nearly cost the state its submarine base and tens of thousands of Connecticut jobs.”

“Whether it’s Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or John McCain, Linda McMahon just can’t hide her close ties to the national Republicans that she hopes to join in Washington,” said Ben Marter, a spokesperson for Murphy. “McMahon has already publicly toyed with the idea of closing Connecticut’s sub base, but cozying up to the man who almost single-handedly destroyed southeastern Connecticut’s economy is beyond the pale.”

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) was recently lauded by the Concord Coalition for his support of a failed budget that would have reduced the nation’s debt. His campaign, in a press release, emphasized that “Himes’ commitment to fiscal responsibility is not new” and began in his first term.

“In early 2010, he and three other first-term representatives urged House Leadership to cut actual spending when the House passed a budget for the coming fiscal year. Later that year, he helped lead a group with three other first-term representatives that sought creative ways to reduce wasteful spending, introducing $70 billion in cuts.”

Steve Obsitnik (R) talked with the Hartford Courant about the record of opponent Jim Himes and the chances of winning in the Fourth District.

“People have gotten very invigorated about the fact that we need to have a fiscally conservative, socially moderate person back in this district, and that’s what I represent,” Obsitnik said.  

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