Chris Murphy faces criticism for his attendance record at committee meetings by his opponent. An independent investigation by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers backs up the claim that Murphy missed three-fourths of the hearings during 2007-08, when the economy started rapidly declining. The opening line of the article: "Ferris Bueller would be proud."
Linda McMahon (R): The Wall Street Journal acknowledges that it seems like a Republican has no chance in Connecticut, but the results of a Ramussen poll shows McMahon with a slight lead. According to the Wall Street Journal, “One poll doesn't make a race. But this one sure does make this race more interesting.”
According to the Register Citizen, both Andrew Roraback (R) and Elizabeth Esty (D) have a history of changing their opinions on a variety of issues, from earmarks to education to paid sick leave.