Murphy’s answer to McMahon’s Obama ads? Get the Prez himself.

Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, upset some in her party last month when she launched a new television advertisement urging supporters of Democratic President Barack Obama to split the ticket and also vote for her.

While Obama leads Republican rival Mitt Romney in the polls in Connecticut by different margins, some Republicans still holding out hope for a Romney victory here were offended McMahon appeared to have given up on the GOP candidate.

But other Republicans saw her Obama commercial as brilliant strategy in a reliably blue state.

Considering McMahon is not a supporter of Obama’s policies and has pledged to reverse some if elected, it’s hard to imagine too many people following her suggestion to split their ticket, but who knows?

So today her Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, released the following ad featuring an appeal straight from Obama.

And here’s McMahon’s commercial.

Brian Lockhart