As primary nears, McMahon loses spokeswoman

Erin Isaac, Linda McMahon’s spokeswoman, is no longer with the campaign, according to the Republican Senate candidate’s new communications director, Kate Duffy.

Duffy had served as the McMahon campaign’s deputy communications director.

While the campaign confirmed Isaac’s departure, it did not say why it has lost a member of its public affairs team so close to the Aug. 14 primary.

McMahon will face former Rep. Chris Shays in that primary for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman’s seat.

Attempts to reach Isaac were unsuccessful.

Before joining the McMahon campaign, Isaac was a spokeswoman for former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who abandoned the GOP to run as an independent but lost his bid for re-election.

Duffy had worked for the unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign of Republican Brian Dubie in Vermont.