McMahon: The Epitome of Attempting to Buy a US Senate Seat

Back in April, when The Shad was asked by some reporter friends what I thought of Linda McMahon making another run for the US Senate, I said, “In for $50 million, in for $100 million.” I was only half joking, referring to McMahon’s $50 million-plus losing campaign against Democrat Richard Blumenthal in 2010 and the chances that she wouldn’t hesitate to drop that much and more in her latest effort. Now we know that’s the case. With a little more than a week to go, the Republican nominee is shamelessly engaged in a spending spree that has become the epitome of attempting to simply buy the US Senate seat.

Not only is McMahon dropping tens of millions on the race, she is doing so in strategies so strange it’s getting national attention. The first millions were sent in the traditional attack ads against Democratic US Rep. Chris Murphy. But in the last couple weeks, clearly realizing she can’t win in the usual way, she’s dropped millions trying to convince Democrats pull the lever for her.

It’s hard to imagine what voter who supports the president would also support McMahon. What the ads did accomplish was honking off a number of Republican voters who reportedly flooded state party headquarters outraged at what they saw as a betrayal.

Hartford officials actually dedicated to the people of the city would have none of it.

Anyone paying attention to this race can realize that McMahon is a rich person trying to buy the election—plain and simple.

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