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Tue October 23, 2012
Linda McMahon's Expansive Campaign Infrastructure
In the close race to fill retiring Senator Joe Lieberman's open seat, Republican Linda McMahon has outspent Democrat Chris Murphy nearly five to one. And according to the Connecticut Mirror's Washington Correspondent Ana Radelat, the money has gone to more than just campaign ads - she has built an impressive campaign infrastructure:
There are so many people on Linda McMahon's campaign payroll that its spokesman, Todd Abrajano, wouldn't venture a guess at the number.
"Honestly, I don't know," he said.
The latest filings with the Federal Election Commission show that McMahon, the Republican candidate for the state's U.S. Senate seat, has spent more than $28 million building a huge, sophisticated campaign structure, in addition to flooding the airwaves with a barrage of ads. Most of that money has come from her own pocket.
Her FEC reports show that she's used those funds to hire more than 200 people who work out of 13 campaign offices across the state. With headquarters in North Haven, she has 12 field offices, from Danbury to Windham to East Lyme.
Dozens of campaign workers receive modest pay, sometimes as little as $100 or $200 for what Abrajano said is a bimonthly pay period. Others were paid more, from $400 to $600.
Read more at CTMirror.org.