As candidates for federal office position for delegate support at next month’s party conventions, the rhetoric is heating up between Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, Linda McMahon and Bridgeport resident Chris Shays.
The McMahon campaign kicked out a media blast claiming Shays’ voting record in Congress is not unlike the leading Dem for the party endorsement, Congressman Chris Murphy. Chris and Chris, says McMahon’s camp, are really the same.
Congressmen Shays and Murphy Share a Lot More Than a First Name
As Congressman Chris Murphy takes the stage for tonight’s NBC debate, he’ll be defending the job-killing record in Washington that he shares with Congressman Chris Shays.
The most important issue facing our state and our nation is the economy.
Both Congressmen Chris and Chris have spent their careers fighting for policies that have failed and left millions out of work across the nation, including nearly 150,000 here in Connecticut. Our nation’s debt is a staggering $15.6 trillion and the Congressmen’s solution? Just raise the debt limit and continue spending.
Chris and Chris combined have nearly three decades in Washington, and what is there to show for it?
A chart then follows highlighting Shays’ and Murphy’s voting records on debt and spending. The Shays camp responded quickly with a statement from Amanda Bergen, Shays’ communications director:
“Linda McMahon as CEO of WWE has a long history of story telling. This is no different.
Christopher Shays is a proven budget hawk who has balanced the federal budget for four years, co-sponsored and voted for the Balanced Budget Amendment, voted for tax cuts and has opposed any tax increase since 1991. He championed the 2004 Spending Control Act and was the only one who sounded the alarm on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as early as 2002.
Chris Murphy does the exact opposite. He votes 98% of the time with Nancy Pelosi, who McMahon helped elect speaker with her generous campaign contributions to Rahm Emmanuel and the Democratic Campaign Congressional Committee in both 2006 and 2008.”