October 9th, 2010
11:53 AM ET
4 years ago

Scott Brown to Connecticut

(Updated 1:23 p.m. ET with Blumenthal campaign response)

(CNN) – Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon is getting a little extra help from Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

The two will hold a rally Saturday afternoon that campaign spokesman Shawn McCoy said will "get volunteers fired up." McCoy said voters in Connecticut feel the same frustration that led to Brown's win in Massachusetts.

"That's the same kind of energy we have behind Linda's campaign," McCoy said. "People are upset and frustrated and want something Different in Washington."

Earlier this year, Brown won a Senate special election to fill the seat held by Sen. Ted Kennedy before his death.

The rally comes as the ad wars in Connecticut are heating up between McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment and state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. The latest ad from the Blumenthal campaign says that McMahon puts "profits before people." And McMahon's new ad uses footage from a recent debate to attack Blumenthal on his jobs plan.

The Blumenthal campaign used Saturday's event as an opportunity to paint McMahon as an extreme conservative and tie her to the Tea Party movement and Sarah Palin.

"We can't wait to see what she says today," Mindy Myers, Blumenthal's campaign manager said in a statement.

The latest CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation Poll shows Blumenthal with a 13-point lead over McMahon.

Brown's office did not immediately return a request for comment.


Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Richard Blumenthal • Scott Brown
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. PalmReader

    I a weird sort of way, I am beginning to feel sorry for the TeaParty crowd. This group has been suckered by DeMint, Palin, et al to believe in a cause that doesn't exist. They have been courted to donate millions of dollars to a cause that can never take root. Even over their own best judgement, the TeaPers will vote for candidates they themselves know are unfit to govern, and as such, are extremely unlikely to garner major support for whatever nonsence they are trying to sell - solely to increase the political coffers for the likes of DeMint and Palin. The end result: not one of the TeaParty goals will ever be accomplished.

    October 9, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  2. stufthis

    All rich republicans want to eliminate the minimum wage law, and the would explain Brown's presence.

    October 9, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  3. ronalde

    so what,brown should be more worried about keeping his own seat,why would you want to help linda mcmahan,she wants to lower the minumin wage,laid off 10% fo her work so she could spend 50 million on her compain,what kind of person is this,putting people in the unemployment line so she could spend 50 million,it is clear that she doesn't care for the little man.

    October 9, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  4. D. Bunker

    Sounds like Brown received his orders from his corporate masters.

    October 9, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  5. u2canfail

    With wrestling the winner is known before the match. It is silly entertainment. On pay for view only. You can't see, if you don't pay up. With a certain "known outcome", lots of hype, stupidly dressed characters yelling about their macho goals. McMahon Is a worthy leader of such an enterprise. What policy does it make? Running a money making sham.
    She is wealthy, really wealthy, she may buy the election, but her policy? What does she know about finding a job, Paying rent, a mortgage, or paying utilities? Another candidate who knows nothing about working for a living!

    October 9, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    While you're at it Mr. Brown could you please explain to that "koo koo Sharon Angle" to stop spreading terrorist threats in this U.S. You can't get on any airplane spreading terrorist threats and if she weren't a white American she would have already been locked up. Angle needs to be on the "terror alert" list.

    October 9, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. GOP Zombie

    So team Zombie will elect a fake wresting executive that promoted steriod-junkie actors as a "solution"? Ok let's see how elimination of the minimum wage, outsourcing a few more million jobs to China / India, privatization of Social Security and our school system works out Linda. Good Luck CT and MA with that!

    October 9, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  8. Vote Democrats or bend over for the Tea Party!

    Scott Brown won't be around next election. Jim DeMint and the Tea Party have him on their hit list. Sen. Brown you need to save yourself and help the Democrats pass Job bills, Unemployment bills ect. Sen. Snowe. Sen. Collins and you might have to switch party. Get your cacus together and strike a deal with Obama Admin.

    October 9, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    He's a dud. Hope Massachusetts wakes up

    October 9, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  10. roba0001

    Lying about being in combat is as low as it goes. Ask any of our brave heroes who have actually been in combat.

    October 9, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  11. vic nashville tn

    Buddy next election you may lose your job so don’t say much

    October 9, 2010 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  12. Jim in CT

    I hope he is successful in helping Linda.

    October 9, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  13. George of the jungle

    unbelievable IS brown going to be dressed or what. We have a center fold and a wrestling exec.I guess anyone with money can buy an election. You don't need to have qualifications. Even Vote these nuts out befor they runin this country . No ideas NO brains No qualifications.

    October 9, 2010 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  14. Newsflash! Bristol To Do Interpretive Dance Of Mother's Lack Of Substance And Intelligence

    Will he pose in a girly wrestling centerfold with McMahon? Or will he have to push her out of the picture for "moral and political" reasons?

    October 9, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  15. Sherri W.W.

    The problem with saying"the people of Conn.are like the people of Mass.were, when they elected Brown~lookin for change",is that those "people"better TALK to some of those folks from Mass.NOW!~Lots of "people from Mass."are quite unhappy NOW,that they put Brown in there!~Better talk to several folks from Mass&see what they got to say~they didnt get what they THOUGHT THEY WERE GETTING!A Lot of them wish M.Coakley had done the campaigning she SHOULD have,and they never wd have voted for Brown in the 1st place.

    October 9, 2010 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  16. malabar

    Na, this isnt a crazy lib commie echo chamber. not at all. ltr cnn, hello hot air, politico, newsbusters, the blaze, drudge, daily caller. . . i mean whats the point in aiming 4 fairness when the blog u read does not? no complaint though, u gotta do what u gotta do. good luck with katie, she did wonders for CBS. C YA!

    October 9, 2010 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  17. 2+2=5

    They are taking Washington back.......again. How many times it will take and from who we are taking it back is beyond me at this point. Kinda funny though if it weren't for the fact that our future has already been flushed down the drain long ago.

    October 10, 2010 04:07 am at 4:07 am |