McMahon not laughing at Bridgeport voting joke

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport's mayor has joked about the city's reputation for slow vote-counting, but a top aide to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon wasn't laughing.

The Connecticut Post reports that Mayor Bill Finch, a Democrat, promised Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democratic candidate for Senate, that Bridgeport will deliver enough votes for Murphy to win on Election Day. "We may come in a couple days late," Finch added.

McMahon campaign manager Corry Bliss didn't see the humor. "Was this a joke?" he asked.

He said a shortage of Bridgeport ballots in the governor's race in 2010 was vote fraud, and that it was no laughing matter. It forced a recount.

Democrat Dannel P. Malloy edged out Republican Tom Foley in the closest governor's race in decades.

The McMahon campaign has hired an Election Day observer.


Information from: Connecticut Post

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Get over yourself Mrs McMahon, your not going to win anyway

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