Campaign Notebook: McMahon, Murphy to be Richest or Poorest

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Fifth District

Dan Roberti (D): Due to frontrunner Chris Donovan's (D) campaign contribution scandal, polls say that Roberti is now the lead Democratic candidate, reports CT News Junkie

Mark Greenberg (R): Mark Greenberg has suggested moving Litchfield's Stop & Shop from its 24,000-square-foot West Street location to a 39,000-square-foot building in the Village Green Plaza. The Preserving Litchfield Action Network (PLAN) is fighting this proposal, reports The Litchfield News.

Second District

Joseph Courtney, (D): Courtney has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., in New London to  announce legislation that would ensure Medicare coverage for the costs of skilled care for seniors. Joining Courtney will be families who have incurred large medical bills as a result of having to pay for skilled nursing care for themselves or family members. The bipartisan bill would fix an arbitrary Medicare policy that requires a beneficiary to stay in the hospital at least three days before Medicare will cover skilled nursing care. Currently, patients who receive hospital care on “observation status” do not qualify for this benefit, even if their hospital stay lasts longer than three days.   

Daria Novak (R), Paul Formica (R): Novak and Formica were featured in a political profile this week in a story in The Bulletin. Novak said she is upbeat about her chances and told the paper she’s the frontrunner going into the GOP primary on Aug. 14. Formica said he’s also confident about his chances, but added any Republican who faces off against Democratic incumbent Joseph Courtney is going to work hard to overcome Courtney’s reported campaign war chest of $1 million.


If the general election is between Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy, Connecticut will have to choose either one of the richest or poorest senators, reports Danbury News Times. McMahon's net worth is approximately $232 million, while Murphy has a negative net worth of $367,000. 

Third District 

Rosa DeLauro (D): DeLauro attended President Obama's fundraiser in Stamford, reports NBC Connecticut. "It's wonderful to have the president here so he can speak directly to the people of Connecticut," she said. 

Wayne Winsley (R): Winsley attended the Tea Party Rally in Stamford on Monday, according to his Facebook page

Fourth District 

Jim Himes (D): Women for Himes is holding a launch party on September 4. It will be a viewing party for Michelle Obama's keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. 

Steve Obsitnik (R): Obsitnik's "Sandwich Tour" stopped at Chip's in Fairfield. He posted pictures on his Facebook page


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