McMahon campaign workers: Our checks bounced

One worker for the failed Connecticut Senate candidate says he was given a bad check ... and a condom

By Jillian Rayfield
November 21, 2012 8:45PM (UTC)
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Linda McMahon spent almost $100 million on two failed Senate bids -- but she's now having a spot of trouble paying her former campaign workers.

According to the local news station WTNH, several workers have complained about not being paid by the campaign after Election Day, but then when they did receive checks, they bounced.


“Checks have been mailed to campaign workers. Replacement checks were issued for those who did not want to wait for the mail,” McMahon's campaign spokeswoman, Kate Duffy, told WTNH. ”The original checks were then voided once replacement checks were issued.”

But, according to the news station, one worker said she never got a replacement:

However, Evette Brown only got one check: the original one in the mail.

"I waited for mine to come in the mail," Brown said. "It came in the mail and when I went to cash it, I couldn't cash it."

The original check was no good. She says, she was never given a replacement check.

"No ma'am, no, no, no, mine came in the mail," Brown said.

And another, Twaine Don Gomes, said he was given a bad check ... and more: "Basically he handed me a check with a condom in it, told me I was screwed," Gomes said. "That's the rudest gesture you can ever do to a person, it's like spitting in a person's face."

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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