The New Haven Register over the weekend reported that ex-U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, who is challenging former wrestling executive Linda McMahon for the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate, will not support her in the general election should she win their August contest.
“I have never run against an opponent that I have respected less — ever — and there are a lot of candidates I have run against,” Shays said.
The Democratic Party has a Senate primary of its own between U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and ex-Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.
Bysiewicz and Shays are in the same position. The two lost the party nomination and, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, things are not looking good for them on primary day.
So following a Murphy/Bysiewicz debate this afternoon in Bridgeport I asked Bysiewicz if she will support her opponent should he defeat her in August.
“I would hope when I win Chris would support me,” Bysiewicz said. “If he wins, I will support him.”