(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats aren’t the only ones taking issue with the now famous fundraiser video of Mitt Romney characterizing the 47 percent of voters who will vote for Obama as “dependent on government.” Some Republicans have also denounced his comments.
Connecticut’s Republican Senate candidate, Linda McMahon, issued a statement on Tuesday, indicating her stance.
“I disagree with Governor Romney’s insinuation that 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims who must depend on the government for their care,” McMahon said in the statement. “I know that the vast majority of those who rely on government are not in that situation because they want to be. People today are struggling because the government has failed to keep America competitive, failed to support job creators, and failed to get our economy back on track.”
McMahon is probably best known as the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. Running in a traditionally blue state, McMahon will need to court crossover voters --people who favor Obama -- in order to win her race.
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