Campaign Notebook: Older Voters Key to Senate Race

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


The latest issue being batted between the Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy campaigns involve Connecticut’s most reliable voters: seniors.

The Associated Press looks at claims for Murphy’s campaign that McMahon wants to end Social Security (the McMahon campaign denies this).

Among the state’s 2 million voters, 32.1 percent are 60 years old or older, reports the AP. Voter turnout in the 2008 election for people older than 50 was 71 percent.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro, Wayne Winsley and other candidates in Connecticut are planning to speak at a forum on Oct. 28 at Hamden’s Congregation Mishkan Israel. A conspicuous no show, according to the New Haven Register, is Linda McMahon.

Concerned Parent October 01, 2012 at 12:53 PM
I disagree...I truly believe INDS are key....I've seen and spoken to a LOT of young, middle-aged, and eldery friends and have found that most, unless loyal DEMS, seem to be leaning toward Linda McMahon...
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 01, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Yes Seniors are the most active voting block, but they are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, so we don't know who they are voting for. But any candidate or their party that says they want to change the status quo is risking the loss of their vote.


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