Murphy Defends Against McMahon Ad

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Democratic candidate Chris Murphy released a defense against Republican opponent Linda McMahon's current ad. Her ad accuses Murphy of being too absent in Congress during the 2008 financial crisis. 

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): DeLauro supports the Mine Safety and Health Administration's efforts to protect coal miners, reports The Courier-Journal. "We should now let the Mine Safety and Health Administration move forward to better protect the nation's coal miners against debilitating and fatal black lung disease caused by exposure to coal dust," she said. 

Wayne Winsley (R): Winsley was featured on "The Spotlight" on BCTV

joe_m August 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Hey Chris, whatever you did, it did not get better only worse. I want the government out of my life. I don't need bureaucrats telling me and my doctor what is best for me. 2000+ pages of Obamacare and 16000+ pages of bureaucratic regulations is asinine and you voted for it. You did know what you voted for or did you have to wait for it to be passed before you knew what was in it? Not the kind of representative I want.
Michael Brown August 20, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Former Congressman Rob Simmons (R): http://bit.ly/PqUeD8
Alice August 20, 2012 at 03:17 PM
See my comment regarding teachers: a democracy requires an intelligent and critically thinking electorate, which we do not have at this time. The number of people who accept misinformation as truth is frightening. As this nasty election season goes on (and on, and on), I want to see comments from people who have facts to back up their claims, not just bromides like "I want the government out of my life." Without government we would not have roads, schools, fire and police departments, or national defense. Without regulations we would have unsafe food, unsafe air travel, robber barons gone wild, structurally unsound buildings, unlicensed doctors and other professionals, etc. Yes, it's annoying to everyone at some point to have to live with regulations, and it's easy to hate the government without remembering all of the reasons for having one.
DW August 20, 2012 at 04:05 PM
And yet for all the regulation that already exists we have bridges that fall down in major cities, oil rig explosions, food-borne illness outbreaks, and a huge financial crisis. These are already heavily-regulated industries, and yet those regulations couldn't stop these problems from arising. Am I supposed to believe that more regulations are the solution? It's easy to love the government without remembering that it can't solve all the world's problems.
Concerned Parent August 20, 2012 at 04:05 PM
All these committees...sub-committes, probably sub-sub commitees and 7th level of hell committees...they all promote discussion with no action....No house was every built by a meeting, no job created, no aide provided to Americans...Nothing...only a bunch of talk. In the words of an individual involved in Watergate: "Watch what we DO...And not what we SAY"


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