Rocky Hill Town Committees "Fully Support" McMahon, Murphy

Officials from both town committees explain how their candidate can win the United States Senate seat.


After winning their respective primaries Tuesday night, Linda E. McMahon and are now focused on winning the race to United States Senate and local party leaders explained to Patch why their candidate has the best chance of winning.

According to the Vice-Chairman of the Rocky Hill Republican Town Committee Michael Casasanta, the former CEO Of WWE is focused on a more "individual" approach and that helped her gather enough votes to win the Republican primary.  

"She has really gone out of her way to try and reach out to the individual," he said in an interview with Patch Tuesday night. "She tried to connect one on one with the average person. Her campaign has worked hard at getting her to meet with small groups." 

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Rocky Hill Democratic Town Committee Chairwoman Carol deBear said Tuesday night Murphy was able to win the Democratic primary over Susan Bysiewicz because of his "experience." Murphy has been the U.S. Representative from Connecticut's 5th Congressional District since 2007.

"We are absolutely behind Chris Murphy," she said.

Rocky Hill Town Council Member Larry deBear said as a former Secretary of the State Bysiewicz had "statewide exposure" and visited Rocky Hill several times. Murphy has not visited Rocky Hill often, though he made a campaign stop earlier this week at the .

"This is a good win for Chris," Larry deBear said about the Democratic primary victory. "And hopefully, that will carry statewide for him."

In 2010, McMahon lost to former Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal as they both vied to take over the seat that was vacated by the retiring Christopher Dodd. Casasanta said he felt "tried a lot harder" in this campaign. 

"Hopefully come November, Linda will be our new United States senator," Casasanta said.

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Harry August 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Why is Murphy's signs red and Linda's blue? I know that sounds like the beginning of a stupid joke but it's a serious question. Anyone know?
Robert Ryan August 15, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Linda McMahon as job creator and labor negotiator: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdhs-OOn-nM&feature=related If anyone thinks she lacks ability, they need to watch this video.
Carol August 18, 2012 at 04:15 PM
This Saturday in Monroe CT there is a Huge GOP Rally being hosted by an ardent supporter of the anti-gay marriage Chick-Fil-A Corporation. Mitch Beck a Monroe Republican has purchased 100 Chick-Fili-A sandwiches which he originally intended to sell at the GOP Rally but amidst most push back from a number of equal rights activists he has decided instead to give the sandwiches away, keeping only 10 for himself and perhaps to share with a few selected haters. This GOP Rally is expecting over 500 people, attendees will include more than 30 republican candidates and elected officials. Some of the players are keynote speaker State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney. Steve Obsitnik, a Republican challenging in the 4th Congressional District race, 3rd District candidate Wayne Winsley, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, GOP Sate Assistant Minority Leader Rep. GOP Sate Toni Boucher, and State Rep. Gail Lavielle. The event is free and open to the public. Here are links to the full story with comments: http://monroe.patch.com/articles/republicans-plan-to-unite-after-the-primaries http://monroe.patch.com/articles/bring-on-the-republican-unity-hold-the-chick-fil-a Come to Monroe this Saturday and join-in the hate rally. There will be lots of hate to go around for everyone!
Harry August 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM
The only people promoting hatred are the likes of you Carol. So if someone disagrees with your point of view that hates? I'm against gay marriage, I don't hate gays. Civil unions give you the same rights. Marriage is sacred and should only be between ONE Man and ONE Women. And have you see the studies on Gay marriage success rates? There is only one party of true hate, and that is the lying Progressive Socialist liberal loon left.


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