Linda McMahon (R): The candidate’s camp blasted an editorial in the Norwich Bulletin that criticized McMahon for refusing to meet with any newspaper editorial boards. Campaign manager Corey Bliss wrote in a letter that she’s refusing to meet with the newspapers because, “ she has chosen to run a grassroots campaign that involves taking her message directly to each and every voter.”
Chris Murphy (D): A story in the Hartford Courant reports on how Republicans and Democrats seeking the Senate are both criticizing Murphy in the election.
There’s a poll asking fifth district voters their thoughts on the candidates, including Elizabeth Etsy, Dan Roberti, Chris Donovan, Lisa Wilson-Foley and Andrew Roraback. It’s uncertain who is behind the poll, reports the Register Citizen, and if the results will ever be released.
[Editor’s Note: 5th Congressional District towns include Avon, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Burlington, Canaan, Canton, Cheshire, Cornwall, Danbury, Farmington, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Meriden, Middlebury, Morris, New Britain, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Plainville, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Simsbury, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington (part), Warren, Washington, Waterbury (part), Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury.]
About this column: This will focus on the 2012 election, which is rapidly approaching.