Connecticut Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is getting a visit from the GOP's 2008 presidential candidate.
Arizona Sen. John McCain is scheduled to appear with McMahon at two campaign events on Monday.
McCain will address the "Veterans for Linda" coalition at the Disabled American Veterans Hall in Danbury. Later, he will greet McMahon supporters at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center.
McCain had previously endorsed McMahon's rival in the GOP primary, former Congressman Christopher Shays.
McMahon has recently been touting herself as an independent woman. Her campaign spokesman, Todd Abrajano, has likened her to McCain, calling them both "independent-minded" Republicans.
McMahon is in a close race with Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy for the seat being vacated by Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman, a close friend of McCain's.
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