Updated: Sunday, 23 Sep 2012, 11:14 AM EDT
Published : Sunday, 23 Sep 2012, 11:14 AM EDT
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Senate GOP candidate Linda McMahon has held a rally in Connecticut to try to capture female voters' support.
The "Women for Linda" rally in Norwalk on Saturday featured speakers including former Gov. M. Jodi Rell, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The Hartford Courant reports that about 300 people attended.
The three Republicans praised McMahon's work ethic and her independent thinking. McMahon called them role models.
McMahon is the former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment. She is running against Democrat Chris Murphy.
Murphy spokeswoman Taylor Lavender says, "It's pretty unbelievable that Linda McMahon thinks that highlighting her support for the national Republican Party and their anti-choice agenda is the way to win women voters here in Connecticut."
Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com