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U.S. Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon of Connecticut speaks to supporters at her campaign rally in Stamford, Connecticut, October 22, 2012. McMahon is running against Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy in a surprisingly close race for the Senate seat being vacated by long-time Senator Joe Lieberman. &nbsp; REUTERS/Mike Segar &nbsp; (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HEADSHOT)
Linda McMahon, who would never, ever, tell a lie.
One Connecticut voter is not amused by the latest "outreach" effort by Republicans on behalf of Linda McMahon in that state's senate race. The voter, "Lisa," got a phone call on Sunday afternoon, in the middle of her disaster preparations, from a Republican polling firm in New York called Central Research.
“They asked all the standard questions. ‘Are you a man or woman?’ ‘How old?’ Blah, blah, blah. Then they got to these really weird questions. ‘If I told you that Chris Murphy accepted ‘x’ amount of money from Connecticut Light & Power and did not hold them accountable in the last power outage, would you be more likely/less likely to vote for Murphy?’” [...]

“I was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?!?!’” Lisa said. “And there were a few other questions like that … I’m not stupid. They’re not asking that question on the eve of the hurricane for nothing. And it’s so offensive. I don’t agree with their statement (and) all they’re doing is fishing for a way to use this hurricane to political advantage. That’s just wrong.”

Ah, stay classy, Republicans. Just like Mitt Romney. You can't let a thing like a natural disaster happen without wringing the maximum crass political benefit out of it.

The McMahon campaign insists that it has nothing to do with the calls. Which is totally believable.


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Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Oct 30, 2012 at 09:54 AM PDT.

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