Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy easily defeated his Republican challenger Linda McMahon in their final Senate debate yesterday.
In answer to practically every question, McMahon resorted to her bromides that included accusing Murphy of “not having an economic plan” and claiming that she is pro-choice. But Murphy annihilated her by defining his jobs plan and by pointing out that she supports the Blunt amendment, which would have allowed not only religious groups but any employer with moral objections to opt out of the contraception coverage requirement of the 2010 health care law. Murphy said that while pro-choice groups strongly support him, anti-choice groups support her, and that if elected she will vote with her anti-choice Republican colleagues.
The three-term Congressman pointed out that McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), has run numerous TV ads attacking him and his family. Asked about her TV ads, she denied she felt embarrassed by them.
Throughout the debate yesterday, McMahon repeated shallow slogans. “Repetition doesn’t lead veracity,” Murphy rebutted.
Summarizing, Murphy described McMahon’s approach as “a right wing ideology that is not right for the state.”