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Newcomer Stirs Up Connecticut Senate Race
The NY Times ^ | 12/30/09 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ

Posted on 01/01/2010 3:21:22 PM PST by YankeeReb

She is a political novice seeking to unseat one of the most powerful Democrats in the United States Senate. But Linda McMahon does possess one big weapon: a vast personal fortune that she is already wielding to shake up the race.

Ms. McMahon has been saturating residents with television advertisements, pouring money into the campaigns of local elected officials and building a campaign organization that dwarfs its rivals.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: chrisdodd; ct2010; gopprimary; lindamcmahon
Normally I wouldn't post something from the Slimes, but if they're nervous about Dodd's chances, his internal polling must show him in the dumper. I have a feeling he may bow out rather than face a humiliating defeat.
1 posted on 01/01/2010 3:21:24 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: YankeeReb

Except this lady is the last person we need to be running.


2 posted on 01/01/2010 3:23:47 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

NYT is promoting McMahon because she is the weakest candidate against the corrupt Dodd.


3 posted on 01/01/2010 3:27:36 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: YankeeReb

NYTs whistling past the grave yard...


4 posted on 01/01/2010 3:29:16 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: Patrick1

No surprise there.


5 posted on 01/01/2010 3:30:38 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Patrick1

Only reason I see she is in it is to siphon off some GOP votes. Imagine her friend Rahm Emanual asked her to run as a Republican.


6 posted on 01/01/2010 3:31:18 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Not another RINO?

UNACCEPTABLE


7 posted on 01/01/2010 3:48:06 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nutmeg

fyi


8 posted on 01/01/2010 3:48:22 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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Well could be a RINO but at least her website says she isn’t. Time will tell.


9 posted on 01/01/2010 3:48:42 PM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: bjorn14

Her ads against the stimulus and other big spending plans are very effective, IMO. Though I notice she directs her criticism entirely at “Washington.” No trashing of Dodd, or the Dems. I wonder if she is going to try avoiding direct assaults like that because she realizes this is still a heavily Democrat state so she has to appear to be non partisan while just attacking incumbents. I think it is about time she starts naming names though.

Speaking of names, I read on some other site or blog that the former gov and senator Weicker is on her advisory board. If that is correct then it might be all we need to know about her. She should NOT be nominated.


10 posted on 01/01/2010 3:52:33 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: nutmeg

Connecticut ping!


11 posted on 01/01/2010 3:55:25 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

There is reason to believe that she is Lowell Weicker in a dress.


12 posted on 01/01/2010 3:56:15 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: YankeeReb

I refuse to even link into the slime for any reason.
But it would be nice to know the following.
Who is running in all parties in the Connecticut race?
What is the candidate final filing date ?
What is the date of the primary ?
Thank You


13 posted on 01/01/2010 4:01:56 PM PST by mosesdapoet ( What did Obama's UK's first trip and his curious entourage of 500 cost US ?)
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To: bjorn14; fieldmarshaldj; Brugmansian; Patrick1; YankeeReb

Schiff in, Dodd out........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMNI0i4I3CI&feature=related


14 posted on 01/01/2010 4:04:27 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: TNCMAXQ

If Vince has any say, Triple H will come in at the last minute and hit Simmons over the head with a chair while JR screams “My God! My God! What has just happened?

I just hope she doesn’t cite dealing with Mr Fuji and Nikolai Volkoff as foreign policy credentials


15 posted on 01/01/2010 4:05:56 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: YankeeReb
It is customary for the media when covering a candidate to list the other contenders for the office being sought.

The New York Times seems to have ignored that journalistic rule and not included the name of Peter Schiff, who is the man to watch for the GOP nomination to run against Dodd for United States Senate.

Don't even ask me why, because I think you and I both know.

16 posted on 01/01/2010 4:10:59 PM PST by logician2u
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To: TNCMAXQ
That is troubling. I'll be honest I don't know too much about her other than from her radio spots. I've been so focused on dumping Dodd and my rep Murphy that I just figured anyone else was an improvement. You're right though she should start naming names if she's serious, in fairness her GOP opponent in the primary is doing the same thing. I guess in the people's republic of CT it's tough to call out individual members of our ONE party.

Think of a double victory in the CT and MA senate races. Hussain would soil himself.

17 posted on 01/01/2010 4:15:13 PM PST by YankeeReb (Pray for 0bama Psalm 109:8 ; May his days be short. May another take his office.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Will she be the first senator with breast implants?


18 posted on 01/01/2010 4:24:15 PM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: YankeeReb

Look.....think how HUMILIATING it will be to That Punk DODD if this woman Beats him!!!!! His humiliation will be worth having a RINO.......DUMP DODD no matter what!!


19 posted on 01/01/2010 4:26:23 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ken5050

That’s priceless-but I expect that Rob Simmons will be the nominee.


20 posted on 01/01/2010 4:28:46 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: TNCMAXQ
"Weicker is on her advisory board ..."

What exactly is an "advisory board" when one is running for U.S. Senate? Since McMahon for Senate doesn't have such a thing, how can ol' Lowell be on it?
21 posted on 01/01/2010 4:59:16 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: YankeeReb

Isn’t Linda on record for giving campaign donations to the Looney Left?


22 posted on 01/01/2010 5:09:53 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Patrick1
Peter Schiff would kick Dodds a$$ and they KNOW IT!...

Shes a plant.......

23 posted on 01/01/2010 5:18:28 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: LurkedLongEnough

She’s no Bachmann or Palin, she’s pro-choice, just think Snowe, Collins, Hutchinson, and Scozzafova, and you’ve got McMahon all from the same RINO mold. I’m sure Newt and the GOP establishment will be pulling for her too.


24 posted on 01/01/2010 5:19:34 PM PST by whatisthetruth
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To: freekitty; bjorn14; TNCMAXQ; Clintonfatigued; whatisthetruth
Congrats to all 40 senators including the RINO's who stood fast against that socialist monstrosity Health Care Reform bill which will cost us our health and taxes.

And how I wish there was just one more RINO in the senate and that bill would have been filibustered and failed! Now the Rats will force it down all our throats.

25 posted on 01/01/2010 6:52:40 PM PST by ajay_kumar (Need 1 more RINO in senate to be able to filibuster all socialist bills)
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To: ajay_kumar

You make a good point. In some constituancies, unfortunately, a RINO is the only kind of Republican who can win and just one more of them would have been enough to stop that horrible health care bill from passing.


26 posted on 01/01/2010 8:05:41 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I agree with you about Rob Simmons. He’s the strongest general election nominee regardless of what you may hear from McMahon or Schiff supporters. He won several House terms in a Congressional district that leans Democratic in Presidential years by 10+ points. He lost his last race by less than 500 votes in the bloodbath of 2006. Bottom line, he can beat Dodd and win votes from Democrats and independents who want the incumbent out.


27 posted on 01/01/2010 8:30:44 PM PST by zebrahead
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