An important message from Michael Linden ’15 on behalf on Representative Chris Murphy’s Senate campaign:
The Murphy campaign is seeking a few Wesleyan students to intern for their campaign from now until the November elections at their new Middletown headquarters. Recent polls have shown that Representative Chris Murphy is close to tied with his Republican opponent Linda McMahon, the founder of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. who is aiming to spend about $100 million on the race in order to essentially buy herself a Senate seat. This is a great opportunity to work on a race that could easily determine who controls the US Senate. If you are interested, contact me as soon as possible and fill out an online internship application here (resume needed). No previous campaign experience is necessary.
Also, the campaign is doing a phone bank at Democratic HQ on Thursday afternoon from 5 to 8PM and is seeking volunteers. Anyone can come for as long as they can, and pizza will be provided. We will be leaving from the PAC entrance at 4:45.
What: internship / phone bank for Chris Murphy
Date: Now until November / Thursday 5 – 8PM (or for however long you can offer)
Place: Middletown Democratic HQ, 386 Main St, 2nd floor (atop New England Food Emporium in the Main Street Market)
Misc: free food
Campaign analysis performed by our very own Wesleyan Media Project received mention on JournalEnquirer.com; reporting the project’s numbers, JournalEnquirer observed that senatorial hopeful Linda McMahon (of WWE fame) has financed seventy percent of the campaign ads associated with the race for the Connecticut U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Chris Dodd. It seems that the Republican nominee will spare little expense in her bid to defeat CT Attorney General Dick Blumenthal.
McMahon’s spending habits are by no means exceptional, however; nor is the recognition of the media team’s efforts an isolated occurrence. Albuquerque, New Mexico’s KRQE News 13, also referenced the Wesleyan Media Project, which found that television ads for gubernatorial candidates have proliferated dramatically this year, doubling in volume since the elections of ’06. Finally, CBS News (dayyyyyum, shawty) cited the project’s study on congressional election spending, noting that expenditures on related political ads have jumped by seventy-five percent.
Some have wisely attributed the increase in political advertising to the relaxation of corporate campaign finance restrictions that followed a Supreme Court decision at the start of this year—of course, being a professional wrestling magnate doesn’t hurt, either.
McMahon: Laying the pecuniary smackdown of a cool $41M