About 20 protesters, most of them senior citizens, demonstrated at Linda McMahon’s campaign headquarters in North Haven on Monday against what they say is the Republican U.S. Senate candidate's desire to "sunset" Social Security and Medicare.
The protesters said they were reacting to comments McMahon made at a Tea Party forum in Waterford where she proposed adding a "sunset provision" to the Social Security Act.
‘Pandering’ for Female Votes
Chris Murphy has worked to paint Linda McMahon as anti-women through campaign ads, but a writer at Slate feels “demeaned” by the attempts.
Throw Murphy’s [television] spot in with the rest of the season’s lady-focused ads and the picture you get of American womanhood is one of earnest cowering worry, often while toting a baby, occasionally while muttering said worries to said baby. Our emotional repertoire would seem to consist entirely of different shades of fear.
Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback are both attending a candidates’ forum at the Lake Waramaug Country Club in New Preston on the evening of Wednesday, Oct 3. More details can be found at the News Times website.
Julie Weisberg contributed to this report.