By Alexandra Jaffe - 10/11/12 01:00 PM EDT
"Linda McMahon is just not for us," one woman says in the ad.
The claim that McMahon is in favor of a sunset provision for Social Security is based on comments she made at a Tea Party forum, during which she said "I believe in sunset provisions when we pass this kind of legislation."
From her actual remarks at the forum, however, it's unclear whether McMahon meant an expiration provision when she used the term "sunset." Though that's the commonly understood meaning of the term, the full quote indicates McMahon may have been using it differently, and she wasn't speaking about phasing out Social Security, but rather including a sunset provision in legislation like Social Security.
But Democrats have used this attack in their Connecticut ads before -- this new one is similar to an ad launched by the DSCC in September, and one from Democratic super-PAC Majority PAC last week. A Hartford Courant fact check rated the ad "false."
But the persistence of the attack indicates Democrats think it's a winning one in Connecticut, where McMahon and Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) are running neck and neck for the seat.
--This post was published at 9 a.m. and updated at 12:46 p.m.