McMahon Says Shays Should Drop Out

Congressman Shays, however, says getting to the primary was "the second stage" in his bid for retiring US Sen. Joe Lieberman's seat.

After winning the , former CEO of WWE and Greenwich resident is now urging GOP rival and former to drop out of the race.

"I would really hope that Congressman Shays would... understand how more effective it would be if we were a unified party moving forward now to take on Congressman Murphy," McMahon said on WFSB-TV's "Face the State" on Sunday.

McMahon garnered 730 votes, or 60.4 percent of delegates during the the state Republican Convention in Hartford Friday night, while Shays netted 389 votes, or 32.2 percent — enough to force a primary.

In a separate segment on "Face the State" Shays said getting to the primary was "the second stage" in his bid for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman's seat. He said he had many supporters who went to great lengths to get him to the primary.

Either McMahon or Shays will likely face Democratic nominee and current Congressman in the November election. Murphy won convincingly at the Democratic State Convention on May 12, garnering 1,378 out of 1,842 delegates to secure the Dems' nomination. However Murphy also faces a primary with former CT Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz.


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