McMahon Campaign Objects to Shays 'Push Poll'

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[Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of “Campaign Notebook,” a feature that will run daily on weekdays, highlighting news and events from the campaign trails of our candidates for Congress. Please use the comment thread below to weigh in on a strictly local conversation, and know that we will rotate through our various candidates throughout the week.]

U.S. Senate

  • Susan Bysiewicz (D): Here’s a recent Tweet from the Susan Bysiewicz Twitter account: It's time that women with the same job and experience of their male colleagues be paid the same #PaycheckFairnessAct
  • Linda McMahon (R): McMahon’s campaign recently posted a note on her blog saying supporters statewide have complained about push poll coming out of Chris Shays’ camp. Part of it said: “Unfortunately, Congressman Chris Shays’ campaign seems more interested in taking our Republican Primary into the mud—and is gearing up its efforts through falsehoods spread through the phones. We expect sometime this week for the Shays campaign to ‘produce’ polling numbers that differ drastically from every other survey—public and private – taken recently.”

4th Congressional

  • Steve Obsitnik (R): The Westport businessman described incumbent Jim Himes, a Democrat, as “Washington’s representative” in the 4th Congressional District, instead of our representative in DC, the Darien Times reported. Obsitnik pointed to higher costs for food and gas, among other shortfalls.
  • Jim Himes (D): Himes on his Twitter page posted this update—Gave grad speech at in Stamford. Used "tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" from Mary Oliver


[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.]



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