Linda McMahon paid another visit to Electric Boat in Groton. Both she and Chris Murphy argue over is a bigger cheerleader and supporter for EB and the Naval Sub base.
According to McMahon’s campaign, she “has repeatedly affirmed her commitment to protecting these jobs; in contrast, Congressman Chris Murphy has repeatedly said he would cut defense spending and even voted twice this year to cut funding for submarine production at Electric Boat.”
Murphy’s campaign says differently, seizing upon saying that a Base Realignment and Closure Commission is one method to save money. She stopped short of supporting the measure.
“Southeastern Connecticut can’t afford a senator who would gamble with the jobs and the livelihoods of tens of thousands of working men and women,” said Murphy spokeswoman Taylor Lavender.
“Chris is the only candidate in this race who has always stood strong in his belief that Connecticut doesn’t need another BRAC and he’ll always fight to ensure that Electric Boat, the sub base, and all the jobs they support are strengthened and retain their strategic and economic importance to our state and our country," Lavender said.
Rosa DeLauro (D) addressed the Democratic National Convention about pay inequality, reports the CT Mirror.
"America's women still make just 77 cents for every dollar men earn," she said. "It's even tougher for women of color. Those pennies add up to a real difference to middle class families -- trying to pay their bills, trying to get ahead, trying to achieve the American dream. And we are making progress."