McMahon’s 11th-Hour Pitch: Vote For Me And Obama

The Republican Senate candidate from blue-state Connecticut, who has given heavily to a pro-Romney SuperPAC, is asking for support from Obama voters — on the Independent Party line. “Barack Obama and Linda McMahon will fight for us.”

A Linda McMahon campaign doorhanger, asking voters to “Vote Barack Obama for President and Vote Linda McMahon for U.S. Senate.” The bottom half of the door hanger reads, “Independent Party backs McMahon.” Via 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com

In the final hours of her campaign for U.S. Senate, Connecticut’s Linda McMahon — running on the ticket as a Republican — is asking voters to cross party lines.

A McMahon handout shows a “sample ballot,” with boxes checked for McMahon and President Barack Obama. It’s the second piece of McMahon campaign literature appealing to Obama voters. A door-knocker showing pictures of McMahon and Obama asks reads, “President barack Obama and Linda McMahon will fight for us.”

But Todd Abrajano, a McMahon spokesman, told the Associated Press Sunday that the candidate “enthusiastically supports Mitt Romney for president.”

McMahon and her husband, Vice McMahon, have also given a considerable amount to Mitt Romney — $150,000 to the pro-Romney SuperPAC Restore our Future — and other Republican candidates, including House Speaker John Boehner, as reported by the CT Post in September.

A Linda McMahon campaign handout — calling a McMahon vote one on the “Independent party line” — tweeted Tuesday morning by Chris Murphy communications director Ben Marter. Via Twitter: @BenMarter

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Ruby Cramer is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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