February 1, 2023

Letter: McMahon Has Made Her Case with the GOP in CT

To the Editor,

Linda McMahon’s big win on Tuesday removed all doubt that Linda has made her case with the GOP in Connecticut.  Both the convention of the ‘establishment’ GOP and the wider base of Connecticut’s Republican voters have enthusiastically endorsed Linda.

Linda has been making the broader argument for all of Connecticut’s voters that her opponent, Chris Murphy, promises more of the same while Linda brings the promise of shaking things up with only her constituents and – not special interests – to serve.

There has been some argument, over the years, as to the attendance record of Chris as a representative.  I don’t care so much whether he’s in attendance; it’s his voting record (98% alignment with Nancy Pelosi) that prompts me to work for Linda.

I have many close friends who supported Shay’s campaign (my husband, for one). I know it is hard to recover from a loss to a candidate you don’t support. Here in Connecticut, we’ve all had that experience. If you think that Linda doesn’t have all the answers, then my suggestion is that you speak directly to her.  Linda is absolutely approachable. She’s far more likely to listen to your concerns, understand what you are saying and actually respond directly to you than Chris Murphy who filters his support through the special interests that put him into office.

I like Linda personally and I like Linda’s promise to put Connecticut back to work.


Jerri MacMillian