Senate campaign pauses at Mizzy

United States Senate candidate Linda McMahon visited Mizzy Construction in Plainville for a meet and greet event.
McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), unsuccessfully ran for Senate in 2010 against former Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal. This year, she is running for the seat that will be vacated by retiring Senator Joseph Lieberman. Although she has been endorsed by the state’s Republicans, she will have to win an August primary against former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays before she can challenge the Democratic nominee in November.
“It’s part of these business tours that we do,” McMahon said. “I’m always interested to hear about small businesses and how they started.”
Located on the border of Plainville and Southington, Mizzy Construction has been active since 1988. Owner Stan Mierzejewski said that Helen Bergenty, one of the leaders of the Plainville Republican Town Committee, suggested the office as a venue.
“We need people to support small business and I think she has shown that support,” Mierzejewski said of McMahon. “They asked me to consider this and I said absolutely.”
The visit was informal and was intended mostly for locals to simply meet the candidate. The residents who attended, along with numerous prominent Plainville Republicans, quickly filled up Mizzy’s hallways. Later, McMahon was given a tour and the construction equipment at the facility was shown off.
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