HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is edging away from her party as voters in a new ad say they will cast their ballots for her and Democratic President Barack Obama.

Several people say in the ad they will vote for Obama and McMahon, who is in a tight race with Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy.

McMahon opposes Obama’s health care legislation and has criticized him and Democrats for the weak economic recovery. Democrats in Connecticut hold the governor’s office, all five U.S. House seats and control both chambers of the General Assembly.

An Oct. 4 Quinnipiac  University Poll shows Obama with a 12-percentage point lead in Connecticut over Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The speakers in the ad say they will vote for McMahon on the Independent line.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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