Campaign Notebook: Formica Scheduled To Visit Downtown Madison Tuesday At 12:30 p.m.

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Second District

Paul Formica, First Selectman of East Lyme and Candidate for US Congress (CT-02), is scheduled on Tuesday to tour Madison with First Selectman Fillmore McPherson and Old Saybrook with First Selectman Carl Fortuna.
“This is the kickoff to my district wide jobs tour with our local municipal leaders who are supporting me in my campaign for the United States Congress. Families, Businesses, Mayors and First Selectman have been cutting spending, balancing budgets and making the hard decisions everyday. Washington DC must become more accountable to the people on Main Street. The Second District needs a Congressman who will focus on jobs and be an independent voice for the people of this district."  

Formica's campaign said he expects to be in Madison around 12:30 p.m. to tour the downtown, and in Old Saybrook around 2 p.m.

Joseph Courtney (D) and his challenger, Paul Formica (R), faced off Monday in a web debate sponsored by The Day of New London. The two candidates took questions ranging from their stands on Medicare reform to the burgeoning student loan problem.  


Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback will square off in their first debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Warner Theater in Torrington. The candidates will have three more debates after this one.

First District

The mother of U.S. Rep. John Larson (D), has died at age 87. She was herself a longtime Democratic political figure in East Hartford.


Linda McMahon (R): Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch cracked a joke that that Bridgeport will deliver votes for a Chris Murphy win, even if they’re a few days late. The reference to Bridgeport’s 2010 election woes didn’t go over well with the McMahon campaign, according to the Associated Press.

Chris Murphy (D): Candidates throughout the country know that this election is all about the economy. That’s part of the reason why Murphy is trying to take over the issues of jobs in light of Linda McMahon’s campaign.

According to the Stamford Advocate, Murphy is “on the defense about job creation,” but the candidate is working to change that.

Third District

Rosa DeLauro and Wayne Winsley have not yet had their first debate, but there was a candidate’s forum in New Haven on Sunday where they each addressed the crowd at different times. According to Winsley’s Facebook page, he was, “told that I can't enter the Candidate Forum until Rosa DeLauro has left the building.”

Fourth District

Jim Himes and Steve Obsitnik fielded questions about the economy, abortion and other issues at a forum in Westport, reports the Westport News. The candidates disagreed on the the issue of health care, but found common ground in supporting sanctions on Iran.

Daria Novak October 16, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Let's get active! I hope everyone comes out to meet and question our candidates about the issues. The best way to save our republic is to be part of the solution.
Hansa Junchun October 16, 2012 at 06:34 PM
"Winsley cannot enter the building until Rosa DeLauro has left the building"... What's going on here? Are we in the Deep South of the 1890s? Is DeLauro so intolerant of someone of color that she cannot bear appearing with him at the same time in the same place? Are illustrious white women of society not allowed on stage with an African American? Because that's how it honestly looks, people. The crude, primitive racism of our incumbent has been made crystal-clear. And it is utterly revolting.


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