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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