Women Defend Murphy

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Four women featured in U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s new campaign ad told the media Monday that Murphy was a better candidate for U.S. Senate than Republican Linda McMahon because he is more reliable when it comes to the issues they care about.


“[Murphy] embraces the platform of the party, he embraces the issues that are important to women and his voting record speaks for itself,” Maria M. Alfonso, a Murphy supporter, said. “It’s past experience, we know what he’s going to do, with [McMahon] it’s ‘Believe me, trust me.’”


The women who spoke in the cramped National Organization for Women’s Hartford office, were neither part of NOW or the campaign, but were representing themselves and they were not actors as McMahon’s campaign had alleged.


Their concerns focused on both the images that the WWE—the wrestling corporation McMahon co-founded and ran—portray women and the reproductive rights of women.



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