Ty Matsdorf, spokesman for Montana Democratic Senator Max Baucus, has joined Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal’s campaign communications team, according to the campaign.
Baucus’ leadership PAC donated $5,000 to Blumenthal, according to opensecrets.org.
Blumenthal’s self-funded Republican opponent, Linda McMahon, former head of Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment, has been deflecting criticism that she is trying to buy a Congressional seat by accusing Blumenthal of saying he was not going to accept PAC money, then taking it.
Blumenthal is on the air arguing in a new advertisement that he as Connecticut’s Attorney General for the past 20 years has stood up to special interests and that McMahon is full of it.
Baucus has been accused of raising money from special interests.
Matsdorf defended Baucus against those charges and will likely be doing the same for Blumenthal between now and November when voters head to the polls to elect the next Senator from Connecticut.
This is what happens “in the cirrrrcle. The circle of political liiiife” (with apologies to Elton John and Disney).