The susurrations that Rob Simmons might return to the Connecticut Senate race after losing out at the state convention continue to grow louder. Simmons, who has basically spent the past month reminding anyone who would listen that he remains on the ballot for the upcoming GOP primary, has announced that he will take some of the money left in his campaign coffers and put up some ads. What would those ads do? You know... remind people that he's on the ballot!
Over at The Day, Ted Mann has the script of the yet-to-be-produced ad:
"Today, it's important to vote with your heart and your head. Bailouts and tax increases have crippled the economy and cost us jobs. Small business is our backbone. Let's help them. National security must remain strong. Put your trust in the candidate who is and will be an advocate for veterans. These issues will have a lasting effect on our children. In the Republican primary on August tenth, you do have a choice. I'm Rob Simmons, I'm still on the ballot, and I approved this message."
Linda McMahon's campaign responds with a reminder:
"Rob Simmons gave his word on multiple occasions that he would not primary if he lost the convention, and we take him at his word," said McMahon spokesman Ed Patru. "He's assured us earlier this month that he's a man of his word. That said, we are taking nothing for granted in terms of the primary."
And so the shadow campaign continues!