The Hartford Courant has endorsed Joseph Courtney (D) for re-election to the district, saying he's been a strong advocate for students, district jobs and the needs of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, one of the biggest employers in southeastern Connecticut.
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.
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.
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.
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, the “Next Winsley for Congress Flashmob is Hamden Friday 4:30pm 1950 Dixwell ave. Signs T-shirts FUN! We ALL Win with Winsley!”
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.