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