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Linda McMahon Poised to Run for Senate Again
Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns

Posted on 09/10/2011 11:02:48 PM PDT by neverdem

In the last election cycle, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon spent $50 million of her own fortune in an unsuccessful quest to fill Connecticut's vacant U.S. Senate seat, losing badly to her Democratic opponent, Richard Blumenthal. With the lessons of being a novice candidate behind her, McMahon is back for Round 2, poised to enter the 2012 race to succeed retiring four-term Sen. Joe Lieberman.

A source close to McMahon’s future campaign confirmed to RealClearPolitics that the Republican hopeful will make her candidacy official in the next two weeks. (News of her plans was first reported by The New York Times.)

Last year’s battle between McMahon and Blumenthal attracted national attention as Republicans tried to capture a seat long held by Democrat Christopher Dodd, who was retiring; the GOP was fueled by hopes of reversing the balance of power in the Senate. In the primary, McMahon rose quickly from a political unknown to a viable candidate, defeating former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons and businessman Peter Schiff. To compete with McMahon’s self-funding and rise in the polls, national Democrats were forced to direct more resources to a state that is typically safe for the party and which President Obama won in 2008 with 60 percent of the vote.

McMahon positioned herself as a newcomer and businesswoman who would shake things up in Washington, and she painted Blumenthal, then the state’s attorney general, as a career politician -- a narrative that played well with the angry electorate in other congressional races. But despite this and the size of her campaign coffers, McMahon wasn’t able to secure a victory for Republicans in an election that was historically successful for the GOP.

Since her loss, McMahon has been busy gauging the political climate and building support for another try at the Senate...

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; lindamcmahon; mcmahon

1 posted on 09/10/2011 11:02:54 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Good for her !


2 posted on 09/10/2011 11:10:08 PM PDT by onona (You might like Steve Earl's song "Galway Girl".....oh alright, it's for Sharon Shannon !!)
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To: nutmeg; raybbr; Puppage; wastedyears; RaceBannon

She struck me as aa bit of a RINO, but better than Chris Shays, IMHO. I don’t know if real conservatives can be elected in Connecticut.


3 posted on 09/10/2011 11:10:42 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Blumenthal, the idiot that CT voters elected, who has no clue how to create a job.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2602048/posts


4 posted on 09/10/2011 11:15:47 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

She has an office next to ours, I see her and some of her people pretty frequently. They seem like regular folks to me.


5 posted on 09/10/2011 11:23:54 PM PDT by Tymesup
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To: matt04

Thanks for the link.


6 posted on 09/10/2011 11:26:53 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Let’s not forget Blumenthal ran on BOTH the Democrat and Working Families ticket and the ballot shortage/extended voting in Bridgeport.

Blumenthal (D) 605,204 + (WF) 30,836 = 636,040
McMahon (R) = 498,341
Mertens (CT for Lieberman) = 6,735
Mosler (I) = 11,275


7 posted on 09/10/2011 11:27:24 PM PDT by matt04
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To: neverdem

Why not, how many comebacks has Hulk Hogan had?


8 posted on 09/10/2011 11:36:47 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me)
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To: matt04

Thanks for the vote tallies.


9 posted on 09/10/2011 11:58:24 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

A few more than Haystack(s) Calhoun but who’s countin’!!


10 posted on 09/11/2011 12:19:30 AM PDT by bobby.223
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To: neverdem; nutmeg; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; ...

Chris Shays makes me like Mark Kirk.

But McMahon was such a horrible candidate, hardly deserving of another chance.

Blah.

At least we have a chance to scoop up Chris Murphy’s House seat.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 1:19:51 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
>>> Chris Shays makes me like Mark Kirk. But McMahon was such a horrible candidate, hardly deserving of another chance. Blah. <<

Yeah, I don't know why so many freepers are McMahan fans and relish the thought of her running again. She's to the right of RINO Chris Shays, but that's not saying much as about 95% Republicans in America could say the same. The race wasn't even close, she lost by 12 points in a VERY strong GOP friendly year. Granted, she was running a heavily Dem state, but it was for an open seat with NO incumbent and a damaged RAT opponent (Richard "I served in Vietnam..oops! nevermind" Blumenthal). If it had been a 2-point loss, fine, give her another shot. But 12 points? Go away Linda.

At least her husband ain't running. Then we'd have our version of Al Franken.

12 posted on 09/11/2011 1:36:01 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: matt04

His name is pronounced “Bloomin-liar”, BTW


13 posted on 09/11/2011 2:16:25 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: neverdem

I would rather Have Peter Schiff


14 posted on 09/11/2011 5:41:31 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: matt04

Bridgeport is a source of vote creation posing as ballot shortages. For Dems, of course. This is beginning to happen one every cycle. Large minority presence in Bridgeport pliable to voting early and voting often.


15 posted on 09/11/2011 5:45:17 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: neverdem

she didn’t know how to stimulate the economy, she believed in global warming, said so in Enfield

however, she didn’t hang out with Adam kokesh and the Ron Paul CODE PINK types like Peter Schiff does, so...


16 posted on 09/11/2011 5:50:05 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: neverdem

good.

we have relatives in connecticut and visited them.

the state’s full of left wing bigots.


17 posted on 09/11/2011 7:38:01 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Impy

“Chris Shays makes me like Mark Kirk.”

Or MAYBE even Scotty B.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 8:04:23 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy
Or MAYBE even Scotty B.

With voter registration in MA at about 38 % rats, 11 % pubbies and over 50 % independents, Scott Brown is probably the best you'll get in MA.

I'd like to see Olympia Snow primaried next year. If successful, primary Susan Collins in 2014. The Tea Party had a great year in Maine in 2010.

19 posted on 09/11/2011 2:21:24 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Dengar01; BillyBoy; neverdem; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; ...

It’s natural to hate the garbage in your own backyard the most. For you Brown, for me and Billyboy and Dengar, Kirk.

In my view Shays had gotta be one of the worst RINOs in recent memory. In the House only Connie Morella and maybe Jim Leach were worse. Even Castle from Delaware was a little better than Shays.

I’d rank them Brown>Kirk>Shays. I agree with DJ, I have more respect for Brown than Kirk (and certainly Shays).


20 posted on 09/12/2011 12:02:11 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

My all time despised back yarder Rino was Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky. Thankfully she didn’t last long.

I just found out she is Chelsea Clinton’s mother in law. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


21 posted on 09/12/2011 5:53:45 AM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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To: randita; fieldmarshaldj
She was a RINO before she was rat?
22 posted on 09/12/2011 6:29:52 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

In 2010, Linda McMahon had every advantage. She had mountains of money, an open seat race with a flawed opponent, and the best Republican year since 1994. She didn’t even come close to winning. Is there any reason she would do better now?


23 posted on 09/12/2011 6:33:14 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued

None at all, I hate both these choices.

CT needs and option C.


24 posted on 09/12/2011 6:56:41 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

I was wrong. In 1992, Mezvinsky took over PA-13, a seat which had been GOP since 1916. She was a Rat who ran as a conservative, but when she voted for Clinton’s budget in 1993, her true colors were shown and she was booted out in 1994.


25 posted on 09/12/2011 5:25:20 PM PDT by randita (Obama - chains you can bereave in.)
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