Boughton Endorses McMahon for Senate

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton endorsed Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton endorsed Linda McMahon's bid to replace Joseph Liberman as Connecticut U.S. Senator.

Boughton, who ran for governor and then lieutenant governor in 2010, said McMahon is strong where a U.S. senator must be strong in 2012.

"I've known Linda for three or four years. I've been impressed with her sense of business an what it takes to create jobs," Boughton said. "That's all the 2012 election will be about."

Boughton joins the 100 local leaders who endorsed McMahon's bid for the U.S. Senate by Dec. 6, according to a campaign press release of that day. McMahon built her reputation as the former Chief Executive Officer of the World Wrestling Entertainment, a New York Stock Exchange company, which is home to the Smackdown and Wrestlemania, along with the Undertaker.

McMahon ran as the Republican Party candidate for U.S. Senate in 2010, and was defeated by Richard Blumenthal, the former state Attorney General, and Democratic Party choice. The Democratic Party candidate for U.S. Senate to replace Lieberman is not yet decided for the 2012 election, and U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy is among the candidates already running for it.

Dan Hunt December 14, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Why am I not surprised? Republicans stick together like glue - regardless of how inaccurate or dysfunctional their choices may be. There's no way Linda McMahon would be more qualified than Chris Murphy to represent We The Majority in CT - though the Koch Brothers and Linda will invest millions trying to deceive us into believing otherwise. Chris Murphy 's consistency in supporting We The Majority in CT has been consistently proven by his voting record since he has served US in the House of Representatives since Jan. 2007. Those who doubt this should pay no attention to others opinions and check his House voting record for themselves. Think for yourselves. Don't let our mayor or anyone else (including myself) make your decisions for you on something as important as electing people who represent US If you do, you will likely be misled as millions of Republican dollars will be invested in TV Ads and mail flyers trying to convince you to vote for McMahon - just like when she ran against Senator Blumenthal but likely even worse..
Kelley McGuire December 15, 2011 at 12:28 AM
Sorry Mayor Mark, but anyone who knowingly made their foturnes exploiting guys by pumping them full of steroids and throwing in a ring to beat the crap out of each other (even if most of it is fake), does not have the integrity that I want in a U.S. Senator. One of these guys was left a quadrapalegic and Linda and the WWE turned their back on him. What can her constituents expect from her?
Robert March 09, 2012 at 01:13 PM
What did McMahon pay him for that?


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