Reports out of Connecticut on Election Day tell a tale of Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon sure to go down in the annals of GOTV false flag operations.
McMahon's campaign is closing out the cycle with an appeal to urban and minority voters that looks and feels much like a Democratic campaign effort. Doorhangers call on voters to cast their ballots for President Obama as well as McMahon, promising the pair "will fight for us." T-shirts mimicking the election gear worn by members of the Service Employees International Union are being donned by pro-McMahon forces at polling places, again tying McMahon to Obama. They read "I Support Obama & McMahon November 6th." And "sample ballots" bearing McMahon's campaign bug are being handed out at some urban polling places with just two names on them: McMahon and Obama.
Nowhere does any of this material say McMahon is a Republican or is herself voting for Mitt Romney.
McMahon and her husband have given $150,000 to Mitt Romney's PAC. And now she's trying to pretend that she's a Democrat and a buddy of Obama...
Actual Democratic candidate Chris Murphy is "unimpressed":
"Voters have been seeing President Obama on their televisions endorsing Chris Murphy for days," Eli Zupnick, a Murphy spokesperson, told TPM. "They are not going to be fooled by McMahon's desperate lies and last-minute tricks."