Former General Electric Co. CEO Jack Welch gave some volume to his support for Republican senatorial candidate Linda McMahon Wednesday afternoon at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.
After seeing only a smattering of hands among the students and faculty at the Schine Auditorium in response to his question about who was registered to vote in Connecticut, Welch said, “It’s hardly worth my effort, but” — shouting now — “vote for Linda McMahon!”
Welch was at the John F. Welch College of Business, the Sacred Hart school that he endowed after retiring from GE in 2001, for a give-and-take with the students in which he emphasized repeatedly the need for government to be business-friendly to get the economy back up to speed.
In a brief interview after his talk, Welch noted that McMahon was a successful business executive likely to foster policies that would help grow jobs and support the business sector. He had no good words for Richard Blumenthal, the Democratic candidate.