McMahon touring Connecticut businesses with Sens. Murphy, Blumenthal

McMahon touring Connecticut businesses with Sens. Murphy, Blumenthal
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Small Business Administration (SBA) chief Linda McMahonLinda Marie McMahonApril's dumbest and most dangerous coronavirus declarations Trump convenes sports commissioners in hopes of filling stadiums Senate confirms Trump pick for small business chief MORE is visiting companies in Connecticut with the state's two Democratic senators. 

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyOvernight Defense: Defense bill among Congress's year-end scramble | Iranian scientist's assassination adds hurdles to Biden's plan on nuclear deal | Navy scrapping USS Bonhomme Richard after fire Biden faces new Iran challenges after nuclear scientist killed New Jersey to halt indoor sports, cap outside gatherings MORE (D-Conn.) posted about the trip on Twitter Friday. The state's other senator, Richard Blumenthal (D), is also joining McMahon on the trip. 

Laura Maloney, a spokesperson for Murphy, said that the senator attended a Chamber of Commerce event in Torrington, Conn., with McMahon Friday morning.

McMahon and Murphy bitterly vied for the Senate seat eventually won by Murphy in 2012. But the two appeared to bury the hatchet after McMahon's nomination to lead the SBA. In an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in December, Murphy called her "unquestionably qualified" for the SBA post.


The SBA said that McMahon, Murphy and Blumenthal were set to tour Express Kitchens Showroom, a cabinet supply company in Hartford, Conn., later on Friday. 

After that, the SBA administrator will sit down with Connecticut business owners for a roundtable discussion, the agency said. 

The trip is part of McMahon's Ignite Tour, in which she will visit all 68 SBA districts across the country, according to the agency.

World Wrestling Entertainment, which McMahon co-founded, is based in Stamford, Conn.