Chris Murphy (D) and his supporters are attempting to paint Linda McMahon (R) as an anti-woman, Tea Party activist with similarities to Sarah Palin. A press conference in Hartford with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and other women sought to “highlight the dangers of wrestling mogul Linda McMahon's reckless, anti-women record and agenda,” according to a press release.
The McMahon campaign called it a “campaign stunt direct from fantasyland.”
“Congressman Murphy’s Factory of Falsehoods continues to manufacture claims that are not only beyond belief, but are easily discredited,” McMahon campaign manager Corry Bliss said in a statement. “The facts are: Linda McMahon is a pro-choice candidate who supports access to contraception. Congressman Murphy’s continued insistence that Linda is anything other than pro-woman is ludicrous.”
The Greenwich Time looked into the Democrats’ criticisms of McMahon. They found lukewarm support of McMahon from the Tea Party.
Steve Obsitnik (R) and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D) are scheduled to debate several times before the election. The first will be on Oct. 10 in Stamford, sponsored by the World Affairs Forum. The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce and the Stamford Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a debate on Oct. 18 in Norwalk. The last debate before the election will be Oct. 28 in Wilton, sponsored by the League of Women voters. A fourth, according to Hersam Acorn newspapers, will be sponsored by the AARP but no date has been set.