Mayor on Face the State: 'McMahon's Message is as Real as Professional Wrestling'

Middletown Mayor Dan Drew joined former Hartford city councilor Corey Brinson on WFSB's Face the State Sunday in defense of U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy for Connecticut's Senate seat.


Middletown Mayor Dan Drew was a guest on Sunday's Face the State with Dennis House on WFSB, joining Republican Corey Brinson, former Hartford city councilor, speaking about the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut.    

Drew, a Democrat, supports U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and Brinson is behind his Republican challenger Linda McMahon. 

McMahon has pulled slightly ahead of Murphy in the polls, according to House. Brinson called his the fact "good times," and praised her series of ads defining Murphy "how she wants to define him" as a career politician, in contrast to her as a businesswoman. 

Brinson said McMahon hit Murphy "hard on his lack of attendance in Congress."

"Linda has slightly pulled ahead in the polls is [because] she's running a $65 million marketing machine," Drew said. "The Linda McMahon signs you see on the street are no different than WWE packaging, and the message is about as real as the professional wrestling," he said.

On Monday, Drew told Middletown Patch he was pleased with Murphy's appearance Sunday at the Middletown Democrats annual picnic at Crystal Lake.

"He re-upped the case for his record and what he's done for the middle class in Connecticut," Drew said.

"One of the things Chris has been really strong as a congressman is defense spending and one of the reasons Pratt & Whitney is doing well is because Chris has worked with the entire congressional delegation of Connecticut to ensure that defense jobs are secure and that the defense contracts that are coming to Connecticut — to Pratt & Whitney, to Electric Boat and to all the other subcontractors that supply those larger defense contractors — are robust."

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dfhada September 18, 2012 at 02:46 PM
mudsligging and nasty mr mayor!!!
William Wilson September 18, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Progressiveness is ruining our country and that is what Murphy and the mayor are pushing. People want jobs, and a better life. Not big government controlling our lives.
B. Shaw September 18, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Again, no facts in Drews statements, please someone take our mayor, give him a better job far far away from Middletown! He is gone 90% of the time anyway....
My Opinion September 18, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Her business experience far outways yours (more parking meters?)
John Rifter September 18, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Dear "My Opinion": Please learn to spell "outway" the proper way. Then, I may listen to your opinion...
John Rifter September 18, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Dear "My Opinion": Please learn to spell "outway" the proper way. Then, I may listen to your opinion...


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