Even more so, by like a factor of TEN!
Linda's recent TV ads mentions how Chris Murphy, like many other Americans, ran into problems keeping up his mortgage payments. The way I understand it, Murphy was called into court for the start of foreclosure proceedings, but he managed to pull himself out of his financial situation and made good on all his debts.
Which is an honorable thing.
McMahon, on the other hand, filed for bankruptcy protection in 1976, apparently because her business was in the toilet.
Not quite so honorable, because bankruptcy often leads to creditors being shafted in the end.
In a bit of excellent reporting JC Reindl of The Day spells out Linda's financial woes:
The personal finances of McMahon and her Democratic opponent, Chris Murphy, have become central to this year's campaign, with McMahon calling on Murphy to release documents related to his financial problems in the mid-2000s.Of course Linda owed money to Sears!
The bankruptcy documents show the McMahons' biggest creditor as the former Mattatuck Bank & Trust Co. of Waterbury, which claimed $364,492. The second biggest creditor — a secured creditor — was Harold J. Hemingway of Burlington, who claimed $109,575. The next biggest was the Internal Revenue Service: $100,064.
Creditors also included the Bristol Construction Co. Inc. ($67,452.54); the Southern New England Telephone Co. ($5,698.17); and Sears Roebuck Co. ($1,158.27).
We all know what Linda likes to do:
The bankruptcy was initiated in April 1976, three months after the Connecticut Bank and Trust Co. foreclosed on the McMahons' Orchard Road home in West Hartford. At the time of foreclosure, the McMahons owed $133,167 on the mortgage, according to land records in West Hartford Town Hall.So, Linda the hypocrite called on Murphy to release all his financial data for his home, which he successfully pulled OUT of foreclosure; while herself not providing a scrap of data about the home she LOST and the bank had to AUCTION OFF, almost certainly at a loss after you factor in all the legal and administrative costs!
Following a series of objections by the creditor banks over discharging the couple's debt, the discharge was granted in February 1977.
But the case didn't officially close until February 1982. During a final round of actions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, a trustee for the creditors paid out $1,264.86, and the McMahons regained possession of a 1972 Buick Riviera, according to the documents
Land records show how the McMahons' West Hartford home was eventually auctioned for $147,500 in October 1976.
The McMahon campaign called this week on Murphy to release all documents related to his home foreclosure scare in the mid-2000s.
So, Linda claims that Murphy is a bad guy because he was in some financial trouble to the tune of about $300K, which he made good upon; while she was tagged for owing over a MILLION dollars (over $3,000,000 in current value) and there's no proof that she paid much back!
Wow, what a great businesswoman.
But hey, there IS some good news: at least she got a Buick Riviera out of the deal!