Posted inPolitics Dems mislead on McMahon’s tax stance pans a TV ad by two Democratic PACs that claim Republican Linda McMahon’s tax plan would hurt the middle class. “A TV ad funded by two Democratic PACs falsely claims Linda McMahon’s “tax plan hurts middle-class families.” Actually, her tax plan would reduce the marginal income tax rates for middle-income families – married couples […]

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Himes says he’ll roll out the red carpet for Paul Ryan

Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan is the featured guest at several Connecticut fundraisers Sunday that aim to raise money for the Romney-Ryan campaign and the national Republican Party. Two fundraisers will be in Fairfield County. But Democrat Rep. Jim Himes, who is running for re-election in Fairfield County, the 4th Congressional District, is […]

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McMahon offers theatrical response to Murphy challenge

The day after Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy called for a more substantive debate on the issues, the campaign of Republican Linda McMahon responded with street theater, dropping in unannounced on Murphy’s headquarters. Trailed by McMahon supporters and a campaign video tracker, former Republican State Chairman Chris Healy walked into Murphy’s storefront headquarters between […]

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Esty goes positive and negative in TV ad

Democrat Elizabeth Esty’s first general-election commercial in the 5th Congressional District is a pledge to protect Medicare and Social Security that quickly pivots to an attack on her Republican opponent, Andrew Roraback. Esty labels Roraback, a state senator, as a Hartford politician. The commercial identifies Esty as a former town council member in Cheshire, never […]

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Slow start for Murphy’s counteroffensive on the women’s vote

The U.S. Senate campaign of Democrat Chris Murphy tried to make the case for why he deserves the women’s vote Monday without their candidate. Women who appear in a new Murphy ad aimed at women held a press conference Monday, a decidedly understated response to Republican Linda McMahon’s women’s rally over the weekend. Murphy, whose […]

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UConn/Courant poll gives Murphy lead within margin of error

Another poll, another conclusion that the U.S. Senate race is close. A University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll released today shows Democrat Chris Murphy with a lead over Republican Linda McMahon that is within the survey’s margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. He leads, 37 percent to 33 percent. “Right now, this […]

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Cook moves Connecticut Senate race to ‘toss-up’

The influential Cook Political Report  on Thursday moved the Connecticut Senate race from “likely Democrat” to “toss up.” The change is a result of the effectiveness of Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s attacks on rival Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5th District, said the report’s Jennifer Duffy. In an advertising blitz, McMahon has tied Murphy to a […]

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After firing too soon in 2010, McMahon’s attacks on Murphy are well-timed

The U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Linda McMahon announced today it has filed an ethics complaint against her Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, accusing him of accepting favorable mortgage terms from Webster Bank. The campaign gave the story to Politico last night, ensuring that news of the complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics […]