Campaign Notebook: NJ Gov. Chris Christie Campaigns for McMahon

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to Connecticut to stump for Linda McMahon on Monday. The governor, a rising star in the Republican Party, planned to partake in rallies in Stamford, Waterbury and Glastonbury.

Chris Murphy’s camp criticized the two Republicans in a statement.

“Chris Christie and Mitt Romney’s tax cuts for millionaires and tax hikes for the middle class have failed time and again, but Linda McMahon wants to give them another try in Connecticut,” said campaign spokesman Ben Marter. 

Third District

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley had a televised debate on Face the State. The full broadcast can be viewed here.

First District

Congressman John Larson (D) was profiled by the Litchfield County Times Sunday. He says if re-elected he's going to focus on Barack Obama's jobs bill and he's hoping the Democrats regain enough seats in the U.S. House to hold a super majority again.

Fourth District

Steve Obsitnik found the federal government’s stimulus plan to be an ineffective use of taxpayer money. Jim Himes charged that Obsitnik’s company benefited from the spending. The News Times details the spat between the two candidates, which also focuses on a bankrupt yacht builder in Bridgeport that received stimulus funds.

Second District

Paul Formica (R) has his first TV ad of the campaign. In it, Formica hits his familiar theme of bringing common sense to Washington D.C.

Joseph Courtney (D) and Mansfield Mayor Betsy Paterson toured the newly-opened businesses at the Storrs Center project in Mansfield today. In 2007 and 2008, Courtney's office said, the congressman helped secured more than $1.2 million in federal money for the project.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback faced off on Saturday in their second debate.

According to the Hartford Courant, “Esty tried to paint Roraback as just another party-line vote for House Republicans. Roraback, who is running as a moderate Republican, worked to portray himself as unafraid to stand up to his party and not interested in engaging in ‘partisan snipefest.’”

The New Britain Herald reports that about 70 people attended the debate.

Luigi Jones October 23, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Fatty gov'ner dont look good atall in dis picture. Too much luigini and clam sauce, sitting at a desk and pushing pencils and not enuff exercize. Bad for the heart, just ask Dick Cheney. Chubby aught to take like mayor Joe in East Haven and git up and jog some during his working hours. Sure nuff. mos def.
Feminist_fatale October 23, 2012 at 04:00 PM
ASmirth October 23, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Yuze be one funny young fella, Mr. Luigi Jones. I reckon like me yuze amarryin your cuzin.
Hansa Junchun October 24, 2012 at 01:19 PM
If Christie wanted to help us, he would have been in New Haven stumping for Wayne Winsley for Congress, and denouncing Rosa DeLauro as the least effective legislator in several generations with ZERO sponsored bills being passed, not to mention being the most arrogant, corrupt, demeaning, partisan ideological extremist to slither from whichever tomb the DNC holds its Steering Committee meetings. You see, Rosa cares only about augmenting party power and disseminating bitter attack propaganda. That's her thing. Actually passing legislation that provides solutions to our problems is not on the radar. Even in this debate, Rosa pulled out that tired, worn-out 16-year-old bill of hers, the National Infrastructure Bank, and spoke of it as though it exists. But it doesn't! And it never will! Nobody in Congress wants to work with Rosa. They hate her guts because she is too violently partisan. She has made too many enemies. Her own party despises her except for the dirty work she does attacking her enemies. And the Republicans, having suffered so many scathing abuses by her, absolutely will not acknowledge her. Rosa may have seniority (and a chairmanship that she bought for $1 million in campaign cash) but its totally worthless. She has no power, no influence, no allies, and a room full of enemies who cannot wait for her to be gone! So let's do something to break the gridlock and get our legislature functioning again: throw out Rosa! Elect Wayne Winsley!
Christopher Schaefer October 24, 2012 at 07:43 PM
DeLauro's debate answers all were virtually identical to those she gave the previous Sunday at a church-sponsored forum on poverty—even though all the questions were different! Winsley: "I will never vote for things that I know & believe to be ridiculous and absurd”—like DeLauro's bill that counts ketchup as a vegetable. Notice that she has a binder to look up answers while Winsley is talking. After 22 years you'd think she wouldn't need it to be an open-book exam! DeLauro: creating jobs means getting constructions unions to get my support for govt-paid "infrastructure" TEMPORARY jobs. Winsely: "You can't love jobs but hate job creators [i.e. business]". Re. New Haven violence, DeLauro: childproof locks on guns. Winsley: give kids role models and a future. Re. illegal immigration, Winsley: "America has always been a welcoming nation...We're a nation of immigrants...It should be as difficult to enter the US as it is to enter a Holiday Inn: we all have to check in." Debate format was too short to address ObamaCare adequately, but you can read plenty here: http://RosaDeLauroExposed.wordpress.com/


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