It’s tough running a campaign against Republican millionaire Linda McMahon’s slickly produced second bid for U.S. Senate.
The ex-World Wrestling Entertainment executive has got the personal fortune to ensure those polished, touchy-feely job creator ads are in constant rotation on cable with the polished hits on Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy.
And when Murphy has attempted to fight back, it’s looked like something out of a high school film class…
Now, on the heels of one poll showing McMahon with a three point lead in blue Connecticut, Murphy’s campaign is getting more aggressive.
The campaign today released this new ad with the slogan, “Linda McMahon, always for her, never for us.”
The spot goes after not only WWE as a business – a tactic Democrats successfully used against McMahon in her 2010 Senate bid – but also her tax returns.
Murphy’s staff also today launched a cheeky series of roundtables to hear how people in Connecticut “would better use the $7 million personal tax break” she’d receive under her jobs plan.
It still can’t compete with the barrage of McMahon advertising, but Democrats have got to be happy to see Murphy does not intend to spend the next two months before the general election as a punching bag.