HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a new ad, Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is edging away from her party, urging Connecticut voters to vote for her and Democratic President Barack Obama.
In the ad, several people say they will vote for Obama and McMahon, who is in a tight race with Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy for the seat held by retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman.
McMahon opposes Obama's health care legislation and has criticized him and Democrats for the weak economic recovery. Democrats are strong in Connecticut, holding the offices of governor, all five U.S. House seats and control both chambers of the General Assembly.
An Oct. 4 Quinnipiac University Poll shows Obama with a 12-percentage point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
The speakers in the ad say they will vote for McMahon on the Independent line.
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Cope119 | October 23 2012 8:12am
Romney doesn't stand a chance in CT. I think he is down by 20 points but our 7 electoral votes don't matter very much to him or Obama. McMahon is seeing Murphy start to get a lead,,first 4 points,,now 6, and shes either going to get nastier, or try to make nice since nasty hasn't worked.
Eric | October 22 2012 12:13pm
This is admitting Romney doesn't stand a chance (there's news) and she is in trouble. Linda is going to lose as she did 2 years ago. She will blame everyone else and ignore the fact that her nasty campaigning and lack of experience at ANY level of government will lead to her downfall. The definition of crazy is to do something the same way and expect a different result. Then Linda McMahon is crazy
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