Campaign Notebook: Murphy Enlists Women to Criticize McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Chris Murphy (D) and his supporters are attempting to paint Linda McMahon (R) as an anti-woman, Tea Party activist with similarities to Sarah Palin. A press conference in Hartford with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and other women sought to “highlight the dangers of wrestling mogul Linda McMahon's reckless, anti-women record and agenda,” according to a press release.

The McMahon campaign called it a “campaign stunt direct from fantasyland.”

“Congressman Murphy’s Factory of Falsehoods continues to manufacture claims that are not only beyond belief, but are easily discredited,” McMahon campaign manager Corry Bliss said in a statement. “The facts are: Linda McMahon is a pro-choice candidate who supports access to contraception. Congressman Murphy’s continued insistence that Linda is anything other than pro-woman is ludicrous.”

The Greenwich Time looked into the Democrats’ criticisms of McMahon. They found lukewarm support of McMahon from the Tea Party.

Fourth District

Steve Obsitnik (R) and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D) are scheduled to debate several times before the election. The first will be on Oct. 10 in Stamford, sponsored by the World Affairs Forum. The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and the Stamford Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a debate on Oct. 18 in Norwalk. The last debate before the election will be Oct. 28 in Wilton, sponsored by the League of Women voters. A fourth, according to Hersam Acorn newspapers, will be sponsored by the AARP but no date has been set.


[Editor’s Note: 4th Congressional District towns include Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Oxford, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton (part), Stamford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.]

Concerned Parent September 17, 2012 at 02:18 PM
What an irony, in a world where women cry for equality, you have a so-called liberal politician who views a woman whose overcome those stereotypes and who exhibits a strength once thought to be reserved for men and has labelled her an "Anti-Woman" IMO, that's about the worst patronizing comment any man could say about a woman. He even takes the next step further by trying to recruit women to justify his comment. Pathetic. This is a clear sign of not only a weak politician, but a weak man.
Stanley Simpleton September 18, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Desperate times call for desperate measures. It's clear that Murphy needs to drop out of this race and redirect his efforts toward managing his personal finances.


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