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Campaign Notebook: Pressure on Shays

A daily roundup of news and updates from the campaign trail.

Senate

Linda McMahon is the leading Republican in the polls, and the pressure is on Chris Shays to close the gap. Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia told the Greenwich Time that Shays “might want to consider” dropping out of the race.

Chris Murphy (D): The congressman is holding a “bipartisan town hall” meeting with U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson (R-Illionois) at the Whitestone Tavern in New Britain at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Fourth District

One of the hottest political issues is the controversy surrounding Eric Holder, the attorney general, and his alleged involvement in the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal.  Incumbent Jim Himes says it’s purely political.

"This is a nakedly political moment," Himes told the Greenwich Time.
His opponent, Andrew Roraback, brought up the death of a border patrol agent who was killed by a gun involved in the government’s gunrunning scheme.

"Agent Brian Terry and his family deserve a fair accounting of the facts of the case," Obsitnik said in a statement published by the Greenwich Time. "His service shouldn't be muddied by political posturing in Washington from either side of the aisle."

MAC June 29, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Himes needs to go! What a disgustingly heartless and relentlessly political soul he is, and strangely ignorant of the "House's" RESPONSIBILITY for oversight and investigation of matters such as "Fast and Furious"! For those Americans not paying attention, Eric Holder's DOJ is responsible for the failed and flawed program in which some 2,000 guns were deliberately "walked" across the Mexican border. There was NO attempt to track these guns, and two of them ended up where U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was MURDERED, and hundreds of Mexicans were also killed! And, btw, Andrew Roraback is not running against Himes! Steve Obstitnik is.

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