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Campaign Notebook: A One-Person 'Debate' About Jobs

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Fifth District

The Democratic primary has been settled, with Elizabeth Esty upsetting Chris Donovan. Despite the outcome, Donovan is still in the race as a candidate for the Working Families Party. The Hartford Courant reports that there’s pressure on Donovan to back out of the race and allow Esty to focus on Republican Andrew Roraback.

The Connecticut AFL-CIO officially endorsed Esty, touting her involvement in the fight to save jobs at the Cheshire Pratt and Whitney plant and previous support for union rights. "Based on her record and her commitment to stand up for the issues that working families care about, we believe that Elizabeth Esty is the best candidate to be our next U.S. Representative from the 5th Congressional District,"  John W. Olsen, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO said in a statement.

Senate

Linda McMahon may have declined Chris Murphy’s invitation to debate earlier this week in Hartford, but that didn’t stop Murphy from showing up at the debate anyways. According to CT News Junkie, Murphy spent the "debate" talking about his jobs plan and taking written questions from the crowd.

Some volunteers from the McMahon campaign reportedly showed up to heckle the congressman and hand out information about McMahon’s jobs plan.

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