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Campaign Notebook: Area Newspapers Endorse Formica

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Second District

Paul Formica (R): Formica, who will face off against fellow-Republican Daria Novak on Aug. 14 in a Republican primary, has picked up two more newspaper endorsements. The Norwich Bulletin and The Day, of New London, have endorsed the East Lyme first selectman. Formica also was endorsed by the Hartford Courant last week as its primary pick.

Daria Novak (R): Novak will took part in a "Candidate Forum" at 7 p.m., Wednesday at Vernon Town Hall. Here's what she posted about it on Facebook:

  • "It is going to be a very busy today, ending with a Candidate Forum tonight at the Vernon Town Hall at 7 pm between your conservative candidate and the liberal running for US Congress in CT-02. Voters only will be asking questions from the floor. No pre-planned or media questions allowed, just you the voters discussing the issues of the day. The Forum will give your candidates a chance for presentign our solutions, with more in depth answers, rather than an attack-style debate. We will be talking only about the national issues facing our nation. You get to decide who is better prepared to take on the Democrat this fall. Of course, I know the answer to that question! lol"

Fifth District 

Chris Donovan (D): Donovan used Representative Chris Murphy's defense of the controversial candidate in a mailing without authorization, reports The Connecticut Mirror. He then sent out a statement of regret. 

Andrew Roraback (R): Roraback and Republican rival Justin Bernier have had a particular tension in recent debates, . Arguments have broken out over issues like taxes and illegal immigration. 

Senate

Christopher Shays (R): In a one-on-one interview with ConnecticutPlus.com, Shays explains how he is a better candidate than Republican rival Linda McMahon. He criticizes her spending and discusses how he could help improve Connecticut's economy. 

Susan Bysiewicz (D): Bysiewicz's new television ad is receiving criticism from domestic violence groups, reports the Norwich bulletin. They say it could confuse a victim looking for help. 

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): DeLauro tweeted about the Downtown Crossing Project:

Great to be w @MayorDeStefano @BlumenthalPress and others this am to kickoff Downtown Crossing project http://bit.ly/OMOiS1 

Wayne Winsley (R) attended North Branford's Potato and Corn Fest, . Other candidates in attendance were Rosa DeLauro, Christopher Shays, and Cindy Cartier. 

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Himes went to Stamford's Renewable Resources offices on Tuesday, reports the Connecticut Post. The director of operations, Tom Loredo, showed Himes about solar energy technolgoy using Pictometry Online. 

Steve Obsitnik (R): Obsitnik campaigned in Bridgeport this week. He has posted photos on his Facebook page.

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