Campaign Notebook: 30 Percent of Voters Undecided in Senate Race

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


A new poll from the University of Connecticut and Hartford Courant shows Chris Murphy with a 37-33 lead over Linda McMahon, but the 4.4 percentage margin of error essentially shows a tie.

The key to the election will be the  undecided voters, who accounted for 30 percent of the people polled.

Third District

When it comes to health care – and particularly the so-called “Obamacare” – Third District candidates Wayne Winsley and Rosa DeLauro seem to stand at opposites ends of the spectrum. The New Haven Independent looks at their stances on a few health-related issues.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) helped a local family acquire medals for their deceased family member who served in Vietnam, reports the Connecticut Post.

Steve Obsitnik (R): Although perhaps they’re not the most unbiased graders, the Obsitnik campaign released a report card for Jim Himes, giving him an F for “jobs” and the “economy.” According to the press release, “Congressman Himes has been caught cheating off Nancy Pelosi and Chris Murphy’s partisan voting records.  Their answers are identical 94% of the time.” There was no mention of a curve.

Fifth District

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s comments about 47 percent of the nation relying on government handouts is making the national headlines – and is being used locally in the Fifth District. According to the News Times, Elizabeth Esty is attempting to prove that Andrew Roraback holds similar views to Romney.

Roraback responded, “"It's become increasingly clear that Elizabeth Esty wishes she was running against Mitt Romney. But she's not running against Mitt Romney, she's running against Andrew Roraback."

Christopher Schaefer September 20, 2012 at 09:48 AM
THIRD District: Be sure to see readers' comments in the New Haven Independent article linked above.
Hansa Junchun September 24, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Rosa DeLauro sold America to the big insurance companies! She gave our health over to corporate profit-takers, leaving us to the mercy of her death panels! And she's PROUD of her vote! This is why incumbents are so bad: they live on another planet called Washington DC. Down with Incumbents! Out with the facilitators of America's destruction! And down with Rosa DeLauro most of all! Rosa's been in office 22 years. She has the WRONG kind of experience. In her case, Experience is a mark of a destroyer, a corporate lap dog, a servant of elite special interests of Washington and Wall Street. Let's see Rosa debate Wayne Winsley, face-to-face. She is proud of her record. Let's see her promote why she deserves another 2 years.... After 22 years of hardcore partisan extremism, Rosa has seen to the deindustrialization of America, the bankrupting of millions of people, the loss of half of the middle-class's wealth, the rise of GMO and hundreds of billions of dollars to global agro-corporations, her love affair with ethanol, which caused the spreading of Arab spring revolutions which has killed tens of thousands, "saving" GM at a cost of $50 billion, her appallingly evil banker bailout vote for TARP, her pointless stimulus vote, her "enrich tort lawyers" law known as the Ledbetter act, and on and on and on! A wave of destruction fueled by dirty corporate campaign cash, and its all Rosa's!


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