Campaign Notebook: 'Over-the-Top’ Senate Ads Attract National Attention

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


The campaigns of Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy are apparently providing some unintended laughs throughout the country. A Yahoo News article looks at some of the livelier television advertisements and mailers sent out by the campaigns.

According to the article:  

If there were any doubts that the tone of the Connecticut Senate race has become one of the most negative in the country, a glance at either side's abusive and sometimes wacky campaign ads should clear them up. 

Fifth District

An internal poll from the Elizabeth Esty campaign says she’s leading the race by four points. An internal poll from the Andrew Roraback campaign says he’s winning by six points.

According to the Hartford Courant, the opposing polls mean the race is close.

Other Districts

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): More than 300 people were made ill – and 24 people died – from contaminated medicine. DeLauro issued a statement saying that federal regulation of compounding pharmacies is the answer.

“I plan to introduce legislation when Congress returns after the election that will strengthen the FDA’s role in monitoring and licensing compounding pharmacies. The current patchwork of regulations has clearly failed us”, she said.

Wayne Winsley (R) is planning another campaign “flash mob” for Friday. According to his Facebook page, theNext Winsley for Congress Flashmob is Hamden Friday 4:30pm 1950 Dixwell ave. Signs T-shirts FUN! We ALL Win with Winsley!”

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik talked at a forum in Stamford on Wednesday. The candidates, according to the Connecticut Post, “differed on ways to continue the nation's emergence from the shadow of the crippling five-year recession.”

Obsitnik blamed Himes’ policies for the slow recovery. Himes said the economy would have collapsed if Republicans had their way.


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