According to a story in the Danbury News Times, Republican Senate candidate Rob Simmons says it is when the wife of the chairman of the State Republican Party works for his chief rival.
McMahon's campaign hired Healy's wife, former journalist Suzan Bibisi, last fall to help with campaign communications and travel with her to grassroots events.An unnamed person in the Simmons camp goes on to say that they've lost confidence that Chris Healy can remain unbiased when his wife has such a significant financial stake in Linda McMahon staying in the race. Healy admits he asked Simmons if he would be open to running for the congressional seat Simmons lost to Joe Courtney in 2006, which would obviously clear the way for Linda McMahon to have a free shot at the Republican nomination and continue her campaign (and, most likely, Bibisi's employment) through the November election.
Bibisi, according to McMahon's most recent campaign finance report, was paid $6,532 on Nov. 30 and a total of $7,206 in December. Her salary would project to about $120,000 annually.
Bibisi's position is no secret. But some Simmons supporters -- and even the campaign -- have begun questioning the situation, grumbling that Healy's role as unbiased referee in May's nominating convention has been compromised by McMahon's self-funded money machine.
I'd like to hear from the many Republicans who read this blog just what they think of this controversy. Is it just a steaming load of horse pucky (sorry to use such extreme language here) or is there real concern about Chris Healy's ability to remain completely impartial when his household may directly benefit to the tune of six figures by the time McMahon's campaign is over?
(...and anyone who uses the lame "well, so-and-so does it, so it's okay," argument will be ceaselessly mocked)
UPDATE: After brazenly stating "...if you can find me one on or off the record who will tell you they’ve had a conversation with me about (changing their support to McMahon in) this race, then I’ll quit", Healy stepped on his dick!