McKinney: Can't all Republicans just get along?
In response McMahon's communications director, Eris Isaac, sent the following:
Congressman Shays is running on his record and we reserve the right to highlight parts of his record, including voting to raise the debt limit eight times, voting against billions in tax cuts for the middle class, cosponsoring cap and trade, and suggesting gas tax hikes at several points in his career.
“Republicans launching misleading negative attacks against fellow Republicans may have cost our party the governor’s office in 2010 and most certainly hurt Linda McMahon’s chances at defeating Richard Blumenthal. This year, negative campaigning in the presidential primary has provided President Obama with ammunition he will use against Governor Romney in the general election.Republicans cannot repeat these mistakes if we hope to win the U.S. Senate election this fall.“While Linda McMahon has proven she can launch a hard-hitting negative attack against a fellow Republican, she has yet to prove she can win a majority of votes in a general election. That needs to be the focus of all candidates running for the United States Senate — issues, experience and vision; not negative attack ads.”