McMahon Will Announce Candidacy Tuesday
Republican Linda McMahon will officially kick off her U.S. Senate campaign Tuesday morning at a small manufacturing company in Southington.
McMahon, who lost to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in 2010 after spending $50 million of her personal fortune on the campaign, will give it another try in 2012.
While she will be making the announcement Tuesday at Coil Pro Machinery she won’t be holding a press conference afterward.
Her campaign staff said that’s to allow the company which is giving up space for the event to get back to work. McMahon will sitdown with reporters one-on-one the rest of the afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce offices down the street.
It’s possible McMahon is still leary of holding a press conference after the one she held in Sept. 2010 at a commercial cleaning service contractor in East Hartford. The business group giving McMahon the endorsement opposed any increase in the federal minimum wage.
At that press conference McMahon was asked about the minimum wage by then-New London Day reporter Ted Mann.
McMahon responded without a direct answer, which suggested that her door may have been open to reducing the minimum wage standard.