Connecticut Republican Party chair Jerry Labriola defended his party's Senate nominee, Linda McMahon, after her minority-targeted doorhangers calling on voters to cast ballots for President Obama and her were discovered. But he acknowledged that calling for votes against the GOP's presidential nominee may rub some Republicans the wrong way.
"It’s an effort by the campaign to educate people that they can split their ticket," Labriola told the New Haven Register. He chalked up the surprising tactic to McMahon's efforts to woo voters not usually in the Republican camp.
"The McMahon camp is pulling out all the stops to win an election and it is one of the first efforts by a statewide Republican candidate to target voters in an urban area," he said. "Some Republicans may not favor this tactic, but I’m confident that we will close ranks by Tuesday because there is so much at stake."