Former Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) will not support former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon if she wins the Republican Senate primary.
“I have never run against an opponent that I have respected less — ever — and there are a lot of candidates I have run against,” Shays told the New Haven Register editorial board on Friday. He also accused her of buying the nomination, and refusing to hold similar meetings with newspaper boards: "It is a huge distortion to say she is out there meeting the public and that is the better way to do it — bulls***."
McMahon ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 2010. She won the endorsement of the state GOP convention for the 2012 race, and is heavily favored to win the Republican primary.