Connecticut candidates for U.S. Senate, Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon, recently spoke via teleconference to AARP members in the state and answered questions from AARP leaders and members on the topics of Social Security, Medicare and Financial Security.
The call with Republican candidate, Linda McMahon, took place on October 25 and the call with Democratic candidate, Congressman Chris Murphy, took place on October 26. Each call lasted one hour and was recorded in its entirety. To ensure fairness, the calls were held at the same time on each day and the same AARP members were invited to participate on each call.
The next President and Congress will make decisions about the future of Social Security and Medicare that will affect you and your family. That’s why AARP is bringing you the facts, so you can decide which candidates share your views and values.
To find out where all of the candidates for key federal and state races stand on issues important to older adults, check out AARP’s online Voters’ Guide. For state legislative races, the guide provides candidates’ answers to questions about re-balancing Connecticut’s long-term care system, supporting family caregivers, protecting utility and telecommunications consumers and state budget priorities, such as restoring the state property tax credit and protecting senior safety net programs.
For federal races, the guide features side-by-side comparisons of candidates’ public statements on topics such as how they would protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare for today’s seniors and help Americans build a financial nest egg for their retirement.
Find out where the candidates stand and tell them what you think. To view your customized AARP Voters’ Guide, visit AARP’s online Voters’ Guide.
*Please Note: Due to circumstances beyond our control, AARP cannot provide the audio recordings of the Murphy and McMahon teleconferences on our website. However, members are encouraged to view the candidates’ positions on Social Security and Medicare by accessing AARP’s online Voters’ Guide. Please feel free to contact AARP Connecticut State Director, Nora Duncan at 860-548-3161, if you have any questions.