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Linda McMahon campaign worker: I got a condom and a bad check

After complaining to a local news station about not getting paid after Election Day, workers for Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon's campaign say they were given checks that bounced. One worker says he got a bad check and a condom. 

"Checks have been mailed to campaign workers. Replacement checks were issued for those who did not want to wait for the mail," campaign spokeswoman Kate Duffy told WTNH. "The original checks were then voided once replacement checks were issued." They plan to follow up with staffers who reported receiving bad checks.

But one staffer says she only got the mail check, which no longer works. Another says he was handed a check that bounced -- along with something else.

"Basically [a campaign staffer] handed me a check with a condom in it, told me I was screwed," Twaine Don Gomes told the station. "That's the rudest gesture you can ever do to a person, it's like spitting in a person's face."

McMahon, a self-funding Republican and former WWE executive, lost to Rep. Chris Murphy (D).  

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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