McMahon campaign hires new spokesman

Todd Abrajano, who worked for a losing Senate candidate in Missouri, was announced Wednesday as Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon’s third communications director in six week.

Her last communications director, Tim Murtaugh, has left the campaign for undisclosed reasons. So did Erin Issac, who held the position before Murtaugh.

Abrajano, a Yale graduate, was a spokesman for John Brunner, the establishment Republican Party’s favorite to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

But Todd Akin defeated Brunner in Missouri’s GOP primary. Akins then promptly validated the fears of mainstream Republicans who thought him a weaker candidate than Brunner by saying victims of “legitimate rape” can’t conceive because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Abrajano also worked on an unsuccessful 2002 race for state treasurer.

“I’m very excited to be back in Connecticut, a state I called home for several years,” Abrajano said. “Considering the current state of our national economy, the chance to help a proven job creator like Linda McMahon get elected to the United States Senate was an opportunity I simply couldn’t pass up.”