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Campaign Notebook: Murphy, McMahon Seek Female Votes

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Women could be key to the Senate race this November. Both Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy are pulling out all the stops to win over women and make them wary of the other candidate, reports the Daily Caller.

McMahon recently organized a women’s rally featuring former Gov. M. Jodi Rell and other supports. Murphy has been airing an ad criticizing McMahon’s role in the WWE and painting McMahon as anti-abortion.

Polls show Murphy with a small lead with women, but the gap has reportedly closed from McMahon’s 15 point loss in that demographic from her 2010 bid.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): The news of unsafe peanut butter being recalled in Connecticut and elsewhere is, according to DeLauro, a reason for the government to ensure health safety. According to her Twitter account:

Peanut butter #recall shows we have to improve #foodsafety. Have to ensure the CDC, FDA, and state and local agencies have $

More great work by @USDA's MDP, helping keep people safe from foodborne illness. Every1 stay safe! #recalls http://1.usa.gov/QfgIaT 

Wayne Winsley (R) shared a blog post from radio personality Laura Ingraham that offered her support of Winsley.

She wrote, “Winsley is not a career politician. He is a citizen with courage and determination who is stepping forward to do what must be done to get his state and country moving in the right direction again.”

Fourth District

The Connecticut Post followed U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and Republican challenger Steve Obsitnik through Fairfield County and noted the similarities – and differences – between the candidates.

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty (D): A 10-year-old video surfaced of Esty telling residents of Cheshire that they can move if they have no kids in the school system and don’t agree with the tax ramifications of a revaluation.

According to the Register Citizen, Esty said she later fought to get tax credits for the town seniors.

Andrew Roraback (R) said he’s going to fight back against attacks from the Esty campaign and her supports, reports the CT Mirror.

"I have to stand up for my reputation, and I have to stand up for the truth," Roraback reportedly said.

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