Tuesday, November 06, 2012
By Mark Pazniokas and Grace Merrittwww.ctmirror.org
Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy put a final gloss on Connecticut’s rawest, most expensive campaign today, making a last tour of the state before voters go to polls Tuesday to choose a new U.S. senator for the second time since 2010.
Murphy, 39, the three-term Democratic congressman whose campaign once seemed in free fall, appeared energized by a string of favorable polls and the company of a sports legend, Jim Calhoun, at a get-out-the-vote rally in Hartford.
Calhoun, the recently retired UConn basketball coach, stood with Murphy at Union Station in Hartford for a rally kicked off by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who shouted to the crowd, “We’re going to bring this baby home.”
McMahon, 64, a Republican who has invested nearly $100 million into two successive Senate races, reinforced themes of the past year, networking one last time with women in Glastonbury and small-business owners in Southington.
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At today’s press conference held by Senatory Blumenthal, Nancy Alderman, president of North Haven-based Environment and Human Health Inc., who was both at Friday’s Blumenthal announcement and the Hamden PZC meeting, stated she is thrilled the issue is being brought to the White House.
“We are forever grateful to Senator Blumenthal and the executive branch for bringing this forward,’’ Alderman said. “What we really need is Congressional hearings on how these fields got approved in the first place.’’
EHHI called for a moratorium on the installation of fields using crumb rubber in 2006. Connecticut failed to halt the use of this product and towns installed fields and playgrounds. Children have played on the products for a decade.
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