GREENWICH, Conn. – As the Connecticut Republican Party looks for a challenger in the 2018 race to take on Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Greenwich household name has been added to the mix, according to the Connecticut Post.
Former “Fox & Friends” co-host and Greenwich resident Gretchen Carlson, 50, is being recruited to take on the liberal incumbent, a GOP insider told the Post.
Carlson last year won a $20 million settlement and an apology in her sexual harassment lawsuit against ousted Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes.
State GOP Chairman J.R. Romano said Carlson would be "a great candidate," the Post said, and Carlson's spokeswoman did not deny the rumor.
No Republican candidates have come forward yet. Last year, Dan Carter of Bethel unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in a lopsided race. And in the two Senate races before that, the Republican candidate was WWE founder Linda McMahon, who lost to Richard Blumenthal in 2010 and Murphy in 2012 and now leads the Small Business Administration.
On April 20, Carlson will speak at a Danbury dinner benefiting the Women’s Business Council, and on April 25, she headline the Sole Sisters Luncheon to support the Greenwich United Way.
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