Leticia Velasquez, an abortion opponent from Canterbury, said she’s voting for McMahon. But it’s not because the candidate has proven herself to be a strong opponent of abortion. In fact, Velasquez believes McMahon has ‘‘her finger in the wind to see what’s more popular’’ because a true conservative can’t get elected in Connecticut.
‘‘I have to vote as far to the right as possible,’’ Valasquez said, ‘‘knowing that I'm not going to be happy in the Northeast with my candidates’ positions, by and large.’’
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