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Campaign Notebook: Independent Party Backs McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Campaign Notebook: Independent Party Backs McMahon

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): Despite a rift in the Independent Party in Connecticut, McMahon could appear on the election ballot under the party’s name. According to the Greenwich Time, both factions of the party endorsed McMahon.

Chris Murphy (D): A former Republican state legislator writes in the Hartford Courant that Murphy was sued for foreclosure before being elected to Congress. His campaign says that he “inadvertently missed a couple of mortgage payments” before sorting out the issue.

Fourth District

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik might not agree on economic policy and other issues, but one similarity is that their campaign ads both feature their daughters. Himes’ new TV ad has his daughters saying how dad is “super against all that wasteful spending in Congress.”

In Obsitnik’s ad, he teaches his daughters about the heavy borrowing the U.S. government partakes in.

As the Hartford Courant wrote: “Issues, what issues! This election is about adorable children who live in nice houses in Fairfield County.”

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