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Campaign Notebook: Murphy, McMahon Spar on Jobs

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

Labor Day is a prime opportunity to debate the economy, and both Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy brought up the issue of jobs.

Murphy’s campaign asked McMahon these two questions via a press release.

1. How can McMahon pretend to honor American workers after firing 10% of her employees and then turning around and taking $10 million in state tax credits designed to create jobs?
2. How can McMahon pretend to honor American workers after denying health care benefits to her employees and their families?

McMahon’s campaign said that even though Labor Day has come and gone, Murphy still has no jobs plan.

“It’s staggering that Chris Murphy continues to tour the state of Connecticut and look voters in the eye without any plan to reverse the state’s unemployment problem,” McMahon campaign manager Corry Bliss said in a press release. “When it comes to his ‘work in progress’ jobs plan, it’s time for Chris Murphy to stop talking and start doing.”

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty has raised three times more money than Republican opponent Andrew Roraback, according to the Hartford Courant. Esty has raised $1.59 million and loaned more than $500,000 of her own money to the campaign. Roraback raised $572,000 has of July 25.  

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