The invitation sent out by Connecticut Republican Linda McMahon, a candidate for U.S. Senate, directed supporters to give her $1,000 to attend a party tonight at a location only described as the “Townhouse of Rick Murphy”. What the invitation did not say, but what most political insiders in Washington D.C. would know, is who Rick Murphy is.
Rick Murphy is RB Murphy, of RB Murphy and Associates, a Washington D.C. lobbying firm. Among the biggest clients for RB Murphy last year was Altria, a corporation formerly known as Philip Morris, a cigarette manufacturer.
Linda McMahon is gathering money tonight at the headquarters of a tobacco lobbyist. 220 E Street NE in Washington D.C. isn’t the just the personal townhouse of Rick Murphy. It’s HQ for RB Murphy and Associates.
Is that detail something that Linda McMahon will proudly share with Connecticut voters?