Campaign Notebook: Dems Use WWE Footage in Ad

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Linda McMahon (R): Connecticut Democrats used racy footage from the WWE where McMahon was once CEO to highlight the violence and sex sometimes featured by the wrestling company. The footage was made into an anti-McMahon ad which has since been taken down due to copyright infringement, reports The Huffington Post.

Chris Murphy (D): An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal says Democrats are “hopping mad” about McMahon’s campaign.

“Connecticut hasn't been at the top of the radar screen, as most politicos have been watching bigger swing states. But despite their indignation about Ms. McMahon's negative advertising, worried Democrats are now launching their own barrage. The Connecticut Mirror newspaper reports that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which hadn't originally budgeted money for the race, recently aired an ad attacking Ms. McMahon for her employment policies when she was CEO of the WWE.”

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D) was among the politicians that marched in North Haven’s firefighters parade.

Wayne Winsley (R) shared a blog post from the website Libertarian Republican. According to the post, “[Winsley is] a conservative with a libertarian streak. One of his biggest issues, and one he's been hammering DeLauro on is her support for a Soda Pop Tax. He also boasts on his campaign site, support for ‘self-reliance,’ and ‘individual sovereignty.’"

Fourth District

The Republicans in the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill that would exempt military spending from mandatory budget cuts happening later this year. U.S. Rep. Jim Himes explained his reasoning for voting against the measure, reports The Hour. Steve Obsitnik, who is running against Himes, talked about his differing view.  

Fifth District

Both Andrew Roraback and Elizabeth Esty describe themselves as pro-choice when it comes to abortion. The Hartford Courant takes a closer look at the candidates’ views on the issue. 

Thomas Alegi September 25, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Mr. Flanagan, in this forum called “Leave a comment”; everyone expresses their opinions and emotions as “rates” at times, have you forgotten John that you participate in this forum, willingly as we all do?
Thomas Alegi September 25, 2012 at 12:38 AM
"rates" = "rants" sorry for the above misspelling
John P. Flanagan September 25, 2012 at 01:02 AM
No. Have you? I responded to a comment which which I deemed a rant. You seem to be trying to appoint yourself a "politically correct" censor in residence. Sorry, you're not qualified! Over many, many years of political discussions and debates, I've found that those who have little substance to offer, and less knowledge, are the ones who, while hanging around the edges, attempt to question the tone of a paticipant's voice rather than address the issue. As far as that goes, If the shoe fits ... Don't like a comment that I leave because of the content, tone or tenor, Tom? Make response to the comment. Or, if you're not up to that, then simply ignore it!
Thomas Alegi September 25, 2012 at 06:01 AM
Mr. Flanagan I do not believe that anyone in this forum has appointed himself/herself a "politically correct" censor in residence, as you have suggested. John, if you read the judicious comments of others with less personal bias you would see that people in this forum are trying their best to understand why your writings have become so pretentious lately. Furthermore, John your writings over the years indicates that your subjective judgments of others are not always spot-on. John, this advice of yours is so meaningful and inspiring there is no need for further comment, “Make response to the comment. Or, if you're not up to that, then simply ignore it!”
Hansa Junchun September 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM
You're welcome! You must one of the asseting strippers who are looting the American middle class, hollowing out our childrens' future, and leaving a de-industrialized wasteland of hopelessness and abject poverty. Here's John in the near future: "Oh, but Congresswoman Rosa! My state pension needs a 400% annual rise to buy a loaf of bread. But the check bounced again. Please help me! I am a loyal servant!" TARP was a crime against humanity. Everyone who participated in it (all Congressmembers who voted for it, President Bush, and all bankers) must go to prison immediately! Let's face it, the people are getting exhausted by nonstop failures, and its high time to throw the wastrels out of office before Rosa's handed everything to the 1%. The people must ask themselves: "WHO was in office when our problems were created or made worse?" and "Why did she make things worse while claiming to make them better?" That's what an incumbent does! Its job protection! Its talking the talk to stay in office forever! But the people must know NOTHING will ever change if they allow the people who destroyed our country a chance "to fix things." DeLauro's not fixing anything. She is going to continue facilitating the stripping of all assets from the middle class until we're all one big happy dysfunctional third world family... under her strict guidance.


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