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Campaign Notebook: McMahon's Camp Says Murphy Too Loyal to Dems

Daily news and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

President

Barack Obama has scheduled two campaign functions in Fairfield County early next month, the Connecticut Mirror reports

Obama, , is scheduled to appear in Stamford and Westport on Aug. 6. 

According to the Mirror, festivities will start off in Westport at movie producer Harvey Weinstein's waterfront estate. Admittance to the event costs $35,800 per person.

Following the Westport festivities, donors can pay $500 to attend a function in the ballroom at the Stamford Marriot, having the option to get their picture taken with the president for $10,000. 

In this election cycle, Obama has received $2.9 million from Connecticut donors, while presumptive GOP nominee Gov. Mitt Romney has received $4.8 million, according to The Mirror.

Senate

The upcoming primary will settle who’s running for Senate in Connecticut, but GOP frontrunner Linda McMahon is already taking aim at Chris Murphy, who leads Democrats in the polls.

Murphy talked of his work on the Center Aisle Caucus, reports the Hartford Courant. The group of congressmen work towards easing partisanship but  McMahon’s campaign says Murphy's record proves otherwise.

"Try as he might, Congressman Murphy can't hide the fact that he voted with his party 98 percent of the time he has been in Washington,'' Corey Bliss, campaign manager for McMahon, was quoted as saying.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): Connecticut officials, including DeLauro, are against a proposed three-month moratorium on lobster fishing in the Long Island Sound, reports Newsday. The moratorium is the idea of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and its New York equivalent. 

Wayne Winsley (R) shared a link to a news story on his Facebook page about DeLauro considering a federal tax on soda. “Another reason why DeLauro must go!” he wrote.

Fourth District

President Barack Obama wants to raise taxes on the wealthiest. The Associated Press talked to U.S. Rep Jim Himes about what to do with the nation’s tax code, especially since many of his constituents in Fairfield County are wealthy. His opponent, Steve Obsitnik, said raising taxes on people making $250,000 would negatively impact the economy and small business owners.

Fifth District

Chris Donovan (D): The News Times reported on Donovan relying on union help to see him through this election.

Andrew Roraback (R) aired his first campaign ad.

Second District

Daria Novak (R) is taking on the poor. Novak, in a Facebook posting last night, shared a photo from Biker Barn LLC, a motorcycle shop in Blairsville, Ga. The photo says "If you can afford beer, drugs, cigarettes, manicures and tattoos, you don't need food-stamps or welfare." Novak asks "Do you agree and will you vote for a candidate who thinks this way?" So far, 50 people "like" the photo.

Joseph Courtney (D): This also just in from Facebook, Joe Courtney met recently with Manchester native Dan Burbank, in Washington D.C., Burbank is an astronaut and he gave Courtney a small Connecticut flag that traveled to the International Space Station.

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