Linda McMahon is proving that she might have underestimated any funds that she would have left for her campaign workers after failing to win two Senate runs. Spending $100 million on the two campaigns has left the “self-funding Republican” hard on times and a little disorganized on how to appropriately handle workers on her campaign.
In the past few days, a few workers in McMahon’s campaign have come forward to complain about their lack of parting gifts, or rather what they received in place of a check from McMahon’s camp. Although McMahon’s campaign sent checks to the workers to compensate them, all of the checks bounced. The question is: Was this intentional?
A campaign spokeswoman Kate Duffy told WTNH about the check situation:
“Checks have been mailed to campaign workers. Replacement checks were issued for those who did not want to wait for the mail. The original checks were then voided once replacement checks were issued.”
It is said that the campaign does intend to report the staffers who received bad checks. Okay, that’s fair, but the real kicker comes from Twaine Don Gomes, who was one of the first people to complain about their lack of compensation. Gomes claims that he was handed a check but was told the campaign was also angry that he spoke publicly, so instead he got a little something extra with his check. “Basically he handed me a check with a condom in it, told me I was screwed,” said Gomes. He continued clearly outraged by his condom gift, “That’s the rudest gesture you can ever do to a person, it’s like spitting in a person’s face.” Like the others, Gomes’ check bounced as well.
According to some staffers, they had already cashed the bad checks at check cashing companies. Troy Stokes of M&M Check Cashing Co. said, “We already paid the money to the people and we were just looking to get our percentage which we charge two percent.”
Do you think this was an honest mistake or an intentional vindictive move on behalf of McMahon’s failing campaign?