Republican Linda McMahon is pulling off something that may never have been done before—run a credible campaign for the US Senate without ever having to tell anyone where she stands on the important issues facing the nation and the state. And it turns out when she does give us a glimpse of where she stands, it’s scary.
McMahon was at an East Hartford cleaning business yesterday to accept the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). The NFIB is seen as anti-union (especially by the unions), against the expansion of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and importantly, against increasing the federal minimum wage.
Just as she did when asked about issues such as immigration, Islander East, Broadwater or Medicaid and Social Security (the campaign trail isn’t the place to discuss those issue, she says), Mrs. McMahon was somewhere between noncommittal and clueless on the minimum wage.
The Day of New London’s Ted Mann reports that McMahon’s posse shut down a news conference when reporters actually wanted an answer to where she stands on the issue. Imagine that!