Campaign Notebook: Chris Murphy as Ferris Bueller?

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Chris Murphy faces criticism for his attendance record at committee meetings by his opponent. An independent investigation by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers backs up the claim that Murphy missed three-fourths of the hearings during 2007-08, when the economy started rapidly declining. The opening line of the article: "Ferris Bueller would be proud."

Linda McMahon (R): The Wall Street Journal acknowledges that it seems like a Republican has no chance in Connecticut, but the results of a Ramussen poll shows McMahon with a slight lead. According to the Wall Street Journal, “One poll doesn't make a race. But this one sure does make this race more interesting.”


Fifth District

According to the Register Citizen, both Andrew Roraback (R) and Elizabeth Esty (D) have a history of changing their opinions on a variety of issues, from earmarks to education to paid sick leave.

MAC August 25, 2012 at 06:04 PM
"2016: Obama's America" is now the #1 box office movie in the U.S.! Don't miss it folks. It might be a "limited engagement," but is showing this weekend at the theaters found in this link: http://www.2016themovie.com/theaters/?state=CT We saw it last night--and the movie is riveting! I knew much of what is in it from reading Dinesh D'Souza's book "The Roots of Obama's Rage." In "2016: Obama's America" you will see not only Obama's unique background revealed, and his mentoring by communists and other radicals, but how he USED Americans' desire for fairness and to prove they were not racist, to hoodwink them into electing him to the most powerful office in the world. D'Souza also has a new book out: "Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream." "America as we know it—wealthy, powerful, assertive—is not what Obama wants. "He wants a smaller America, a poorer America, an America unable to exert its will, an America happy to be one power among many, an America in decline so that other nations might rise—all in the name of global fairness. To Obama, the hated 'one percent' isn’t just wealthy Americans; it is America itself. In Obama’s view, America needs to be taken down a notch."... http://www.dineshdsouza.com/books/obamas-america/ Btw, Obama has been endorsed by the Communist Party USA.
Ron White August 25, 2012 at 06:42 PM
WWE is a master at negative advertisement many of these meetings were not in the same state, how many were at conflicting times? what is a good score? what is the average attendance rate? Sometimes even the truth can be misleading. Fact is Murphy’s voting rate and record is excellent. We have real problems in this country that call for real solutions. I have read WWE's give to the rich and take from me solutions and I'm not buying it. Where does WWE stand. will she vote against affordable health care? Will she vote for civil rights, woman’s rights? Will she vote to preserve Medicare and Social Security? Will she vote to tax all Americans fairly? How about the war? If she is willing to do the right thing rather than the sound bite why isn’t she a Democrat? Linda will tell you anything you want to hear to buy your vote.
Ron White August 25, 2012 at 06:59 PM
This one is so far off base it doesn’t merit a reply. The American dream is going to the 2% and they shove propaganda like this down our throats. Having enough money to lie in this fashion doesn’t make it the right. This is why is the states with the lowest education and lowest income are red. I'll just be polite and say you are gullible rather than what I really think.


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