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Campaign Notebook: Murphy Campaign Raises Social Issues

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut

Senate

Linda McMahon (R): A Quinnipiac University poll shows McMahon with a three-point lead in the Senate race.

Chris Murphy (D): Murphy’s campaign continues criticizing McMahon. A statement released earlier this week questioned McMahon’s stances on social issues.

"Connecticut families deserve to know: will Linda McMahon join her party and vote in favor of the anti-choice, anti-birth control leadership if she is elected to the Senate?" said Taylor Lavender, spokesperson for the Murphy campaign. “If she won't commit to voting against anti-choice, anti-woman Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell and Roy Blunt, then a vote for Linda McMahon is a vote to end a woman's right to choose and to end legal birth control." 

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) has two visits to local Rotary Clubs planned for this week. Hell be at the Ridgefield Rotary at the on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. On Friday he’s attending the Westport Sunrise Rotary at 7:30 a.m. at on Main Street. He plans to provide a legislative update and take questions from the audience.

Steve Obsitnik (R): A report in the CT Mirror details three health insurance companies planning double-digit rate hikes for small businesses in Connecticut. The insurance companies blame “Obamacare” for the increase. Obsitnik blames Himes, who voted for the Affordable Health Care Act. The article was shared on Obsitnik’s Facebook page with the message, “Jim Himes' health care law is costing CT small businesses big bucks.”

Sean M August 29, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Chris Murphy, career politician, is at it again with his rhetoric. Republicans are not anti-birth control. They by in large oppose making other people pay for yours. In addition, there are Constitutional protections that Chris Murphy does not uphold. Catholics, among many religions, believe that birth control is morally wrong. That right is protected under the 1st Amendment. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;..." This means that if a Catholic school does not want to offer birth control, pay for abortions, or offer health insurance with abortion coverage, they are protected from doing so. This also applies to private businesses, though this right is routinely violated. The Right to Life Amendment has no chance of ever passing into a Constitutional Amendment so this Republicans want to ban abortion talk is not completely accurate and is not a legitimate concern. The Constitution leaves all matters not explicitly delegated to the federal government to the states. Abortion being one of them. Overturning Roe v Wade, which is the right move constitutionally, would leave abortion to the states. Women want a legal abortion, they should pay for it themselves, or have all these Pro-Choice people donate money. Do not take my money and pay for it.

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