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Campaign Notebook: John McCain Campaigns for McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

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.”

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty (D) opposes the Keystone natural gas pipeline, yet employees from a law firm representing the backers of the pipeline have contributed more than $26,000 to her campaign. According to the CT Mirror, Esty worked for the Sidley Austin law firm for a short time in the 1980s and was unaware of their involvement with the pipeline.

Andrew Roraback (R) appeared on NPR’s “Where We Live” and described himself as a moderate Republican, while criticizing extremists in both of the major parties, reports the Register Citizen.

“There’s been no middle ground,” Roraback said. “Both parties have been going away from the center.”

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