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McMahon Wins GOP Senate Race: AP
NBC Connecticut ^

Posted on 08/14/2012 6:01:34 PM PDT by matt04

Polls closed in Connecticut at 8 p.m. as voters cast ballots in the state's primary elections Tuesday.

The Associated Press delcared Linda McMahon the winner of the GOP Senate race over Chris Shays about 40 minutes after the polls closed.

Elections officials said turnout appears to be on track to hit 25 percent to 30 percent as Republicans and Democrats picked their candidates for the November general election.

Hotly contested races for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives dominate Tuesday's ballots.

Many polling places saw a slow stream of voters.

Secretary of the State's office spokesman Av Harris said turnout was 7 to 8 percent in the morning and no major problems were reported.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: ct2012; gopprimary; mcmahon; shays
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1 posted on 08/14/2012 6:01:37 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

Please tell me how is this wrasslin whore, epitome of what is wrong in the culture, going to do as a politician?

Did I just answer my own question?


2 posted on 08/14/2012 6:04:41 PM PDT by sagar
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To: matt04

She got her a$$ handed to her last time because she is a RINO. Why not nominate a conservative. This election is one of opportunity for ALL elections having conservative wins and the dang Republican Party is continually picking these weak RINOs. What a lost opportunity from the President on down. Despicable.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 6:05:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: matt04

We voted for McMahon over Shays. You get what you get in Ct.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 6:06:14 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: napscoordinator

I get the impression that CT is so far gone politically their is no hope, this is probably the best we could do. Yes, and I used to live their....


5 posted on 08/14/2012 6:07:57 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: matt04

Is this the wrestler lady? Jesse Ventura in drag? Wait, he is usually in drag.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 6:08:44 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: jwalsh07

It’s my home state , but you couldn’t pay me enough to live there again .


7 posted on 08/14/2012 6:08:44 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: napscoordinator

If Glenn Beck could do this to Richard Blumenthal, she must be a real moron to lose to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8LJKb58f5s

I thought Blumenthal was going to cry.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 6:08:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: matt04

If the ‘rat running against her is well known and relatively popular (like Blumenthal was in 2010), Linda is going to get suplexed (figuretively speaking). But then, Vinnie Mac has plenty of pocket change to spend on Linda’s political hobby.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 6:09:39 PM PDT by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: matt04

Good job, Linda!!! Got a good shot at picking up the open senate seat. shucks from the polling numbers, it looks like even CT will be tight for Obama. Looks to me that the Obamabots are going to have to spend some time and money in Connecticut, come November.

Now....Florida is a different story. Connie Mack has won the GOP Senate primary and will handily defeat Bill Nelson this coming November. The GOP total vote is some 300,000 votes mor then the Democrat promary vote. Alan West destroyed his opponent and will easily win his new seat in November over “dirt bag” Democrat Pay Murphy, a insult to all American-Irishmen. Predition, Obama will lose Florida, big time!!!


10 posted on 08/14/2012 6:09:48 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: sagar

That was rather crass!...and stupid!!!!


11 posted on 08/14/2012 6:10:05 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: sushiman

My home state is New York. NY,NY to be exact. My favorite state is SC but sometimes life has a way corralling you in a geographic location you’d rather not be in. Such is life.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 6:14:24 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: matt04

Congratulations to Linda McMahon


13 posted on 08/14/2012 6:16:03 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Bushbacker1

McMahon has tons of money and can make this race very competative, even in blue CT. She might win in this lousy economy, the Dems will have to spend money to help Murphy.

It’s the Northeast. We have to hold our noses alot when voting.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 6:18:15 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: sagar
this wrasslin whore, epitome of what is wrong in the culture

You worry about our degrading culture?

15 posted on 08/14/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: sagar

Well money talks.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 6:19:36 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: matt04

Congrats to Linda.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 6:20:49 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ansel12

“You worry about our degrading culture?”

Why not. The peddlers of degeneracy are becoming politicians... as conservatives! What’s next? Larry Flynt?


18 posted on 08/14/2012 6:21:31 PM PDT by sagar
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To: matt04
As a congressman Shays voted for the Clinton-era Assault Weapons Ban and now acknowledges it was a mistake - ya think?

Chris Murphy was one of Pelosi's many lap dogs in the House, and needs to be sent packin' to find that real non-public job he's never held.

19 posted on 08/14/2012 6:26:20 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: matt04; nutmeg; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; ...

Chris Shays blew it when he said he wouldn’t vote for Linda McMahon in the general and made himself look petulant. It’s quite an accomplishment to make McMahon look like a stateswoman. I have heard she’s improved as a candidate since 2010, but she’ll still lose to Congressman Christopher Murphy.

Republicans have a chance at winning Murphy’s Congrsesional district, but that relies on a Lowell Weicker-style liberal winning the nomination. I don’t envy our Nutmeg state peers.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 6:26:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: matt04

I voted for Linda simply because there was NO conservative to vote for and I’m damn sure not voting for Chris Shays who turned out to be a RINO through his years in the House.

We also needed someone who could nuetralise that idiot Blumenthal.Connecticuts democrat mouthpiece.

If we had someone better than Linda I’m sure they would have neen nominated.But Alas this is the Liberal Bastion of Connecticut.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 6:30:47 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: sagar

I live in CT and voted for Linda. I don’t know if you live in CT as you haven’t completed your Homepage on FReeRepublic.
Linda is a very nice, refined woman who has worked, with her husband Vince, very hard to get where they are today. WWE is very popular around the world. WWE magazines alone sell extremely well.
Linda is not a whore, she is a business woman, a mom and grandmother.
I understand you don’t agree with WWE overall, however, many people do.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 6:36:02 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: sagar

With the language you use, you are Larry Flynt, or at least you use his kind of language when writing to the public on the internet.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 6:45:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: jwalsh07

Exactly. I feel for you, I really do. When an electorate is comfortable with electing someone like Shays, who lies about his military service, then there’s only so much the rest can do. I hope she wins this time around.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 6:53:15 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: puppypusher; RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; ...
I voted for Linda simply because there was NO conservative to vote for and I’m damn sure not voting for Chris Shays who turned out to be a RINO through his years in the House.

Same here... we don't have many good choices here in the People's Socialist Republik of Connecticut, do we?

I wasn't even sure Shays was still running until I recently saw his ONE TV ad. It was awful... his wife basically saying what a nice guy Chris is and that "Chris gets things done". Yeah, OK... whatever.

Shays also made a few boring comments on WTIC's Ray Dunaway Show - he didn't impress me at all.

Linda's a RINO, but I like her new and improved (from her 2010 run) ad campaign... she's been directly attacking Chris Murphy - I like it. Hopefully it will work and she'll defeat Union Goon Murphy - who is only 38 years old - he'll be in the Senate for a LONG time if he wins. I won't hold my breath, though...

Does anyone know how the crucial 5th District race turned out? I think that's the one area where the GOP might have a chance, especially if we run a GOP candidate against the 'RAT crook Chris Donovan. GOP candidate Greenberg is pretty conservative supposedly... I hope he won.

25 posted on 08/14/2012 6:54:12 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: ansel12; sagar
this wrasslin whore, epitome of what is wrong in the culture

You worry about our degrading culture?

Ba da bing!

26 posted on 08/14/2012 6:57:34 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: napscoordinator; sushiman

Hi! I agree with you that the Republican Party doesn’t agree with the Tea Party ideals and that is despicable.
Connecticut has turned so far left, because of the growth of the unions, that it is impossible for a Tea Party Conservative to get even close to being nominated for Senator or Representative.
There are areas in CT which are Republican, but the cities take over and Dems win.
I live in CT, it is a tough, hard, slog to cut through the union mentality and money.
Linda has the money to represent the opposite viewpoint to the unions. I support her, the other side I could never support.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 6:58:19 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: mojo114
I understand you don’t agree with WWE overall, however, many people do.

I'm a woman, and I've never liked the WWE (formerly WWF). However, I know a good candidate when I see him or her... Linda's a very good candidate for CT (we, of course, have no conservative candidate).

I voted for her today, and in 2010. However the reason Linda didn't win in 2010 was because most of the stoopid women in this state didn't like her because of the WWE, or maybe were jealous of her, as some women can be.

I really hope that changes this November, and Linda wins the seat. God help us if Murphy wins... he's only 38. He'll be in the Senate for a long, long time... :-(

28 posted on 08/14/2012 6:59:36 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: Biggirl; matt04

Yes in deed Biggirl. Congratulations Linda!
Thanks matt for putting up this thread, and all the CT thread that you do;!


29 posted on 08/14/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: matt04; nutmeg; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; ...

Here are the results of the race to succeed Christopher Murphy in Congress:

Dems- Elizabeth Esty defeated state House Speaker Christopher Donovan, who had ethics problems, with Dan Roberti finishing third. In a sad event, Roberti’s mother passed away Saturday night.

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-5th-district-dems-0815-20120813,0,6883495.story

Repub- Republicans have a chance at winning, as RINO state Senator Andrew Roarback won a competitive, four-candidate primary. If elected, he’ll return the district to the liberal Republicanism of its previous GOP Congressmen (Chris Shays, Stewart McKinney, and Lowell Weicker). You’ve heard of needing a noseplug to vote for some candidates? We’ll I’d need a barfbag for this one, but I’d do it anyway.

http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc-5th-district-gop-0815-20120814,0,7447999.story


30 posted on 08/14/2012 7:04:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: nutmeg

The 5th hasn’t been called yet. I posted the link to the results as they come in comment #1


31 posted on 08/14/2012 7:05:05 PM PDT by matt04
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To: mojo114; PALIN SMITH
CRAP... Elizabeth Esty wins the 'RAT nomination and the liberal "Republican" (?) Andrew Roraback is leading the GOP one:

http://www.wtnh.com/

Great. Two flaming libs running against each other in the 5th, which was the GOP's only hope, IMO. I wanted conservative Mark Greenberg vs the 'RAT crook Donovan.

I hate Connecticut! >:-(

32 posted on 08/14/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: cripplecreek

Linda is not a moron, she is a very nice woman. She has the money to give this race an opposing viewpoint to the union viewpoint.
Unfortunately, most of CT would never watch Glenn Beck or Fox, or listen to talk radio.
It is tough to live in CT as a conservative....


33 posted on 08/14/2012 7:10:09 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: ansel12

“With the language you use, you are Larry Flynt, or at least you use his kind of language when writing to the public on the internet”

If you think my language is foul, just watch WWE with its foul language, foul imagery, and foul existence! But you do not have problem with that, since the woman is a republican? Give me a break. She is not the silent member of WWE, but its chief executive! She is a whore and a pimp at the same time. Am I wrong?


34 posted on 08/14/2012 7:13:49 PM PDT by sagar
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To: nutmeg

Hi I voted for Linda also and am pleased with the outcome.
WTIC1080.com has a great election website tonight.


35 posted on 08/14/2012 7:15:20 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: nutmeg

Ditto that nutmeg!!


36 posted on 08/14/2012 7:17:41 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: sagar

Yes, you are wrong ;(


37 posted on 08/14/2012 7:21:16 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: sagar

You are insane evidently, you are foul mouthed and cussing on the thread, while weirdly, complaining about the degrading of the culture, and when I try to get you to respect culture and tone down the language, you get angry and tell me that I don’t care about the language, and then you cuss some more.


38 posted on 08/14/2012 7:28:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: puppypusher; All

” - - - I voted for Linda simply because there was NO conservative to vote for and I’m damn sure not voting for Chris Shays who - - - “ was one of six Republicans, who on February 12, 2000, voted with ALL of the Democrat Senators to NOT remove IMPEACHED Zipper-Boy Clinton from office.

Thank you all for helping the Nation say bye-bye to Shays.


39 posted on 08/14/2012 7:35:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: cripplecreek

Richard Blumenthal is tha scumbag who should be in jail for “stolen valor” when he falsely claimed to be a Vietnam veteran. I’m a little surprised a real Vietnam veteran hasn’t broken his face open for him. Anyway, if Blumenthal is the kind of scum Connecticut elects, then yeah, the place is a hopeless toilet.


40 posted on 08/14/2012 7:36:33 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Clintonfatigued; campaignPete R-CT; nutmeg; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; randita; AuH2ORepublican

Esty winning the rat primary is as bad as the RINO winning ours (we did NOT need him, especially if Donavan had won the rat primary)


41 posted on 08/14/2012 7:39:06 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: nutmeg
GOP candidate Greenberg is pretty conservative supposedly... I hope he won.

Early reports have RINO Roraback winning - disaster.

42 posted on 08/14/2012 7:44:57 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Graewoulf
...Chris Shays who - - - “ was one of six Republicans, who on February 12, 2000, voted with ALL of the Democrat Senators to NOT remove IMPEACHED Zipper-Boy Clinton from office.

???

Shays was never a senator.

43 posted on 08/14/2012 7:46:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: sagar

Well, I do watch WWE, pretty much every Monday. I have a mad crush on HBK, since I first saw him in the 80’s. And go Shamus!!
Judging from your posts, I would wonder if you watched WWE only during the “Attitude” era. The WWE has gone to a less risque more “PG” type of rating for the past few years.
Also, they without a doubt ar big supporters of the military, and when the Iraq war started the heels were against it and the faces were for it.
Linda’s 2 kids are both married to their first spouses, and I know Linda has at least 3 possibly more grandchildren.


44 posted on 08/14/2012 7:55:40 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: taildragger
I did as much homework as I could, and don't mind saying I wish there was a clear tea party candidate to show we are ready to beat all expectations, even in a (gag me!) blue state. Shays said if McMahon won he would not support her, well... good riddance! We did the best we could today, and McMahon was our best choice. Bring us someone else, I'm all ears but that was not our situation so you with best you've got. As you noted, I say don't beat us up for doing the best we can! Right now we are “leaning Obama” — that in and of itself is a miracle for CT. Hopefully soon we will, at a minimum, become a swing state. Can you imagine that? I've lived here 30+ years and never thought I'd see the day.
45 posted on 08/14/2012 7:56:57 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Now....Florida is a different story. Connie Mack has won the GOP Senate primary and will handily defeat Bill Nelson this coming November. The GOP total vote is some 300,000 votes mor then the Democrat promary vote. Alan West destroyed his opponent and will easily win his new seat in November over “dirt bag” Democrat Pay Murphy, a insult to all American-Irishmen. Predition, Obama will lose Florida, big time!!!

This all great news. I missed the news about Alan West...BRAVO!

46 posted on 08/14/2012 8:32:09 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: matt04

I refuse to join either party, so couldn’t vote, but McMahon is better than the demo-weasel Murphy.


47 posted on 08/14/2012 8:53:49 PM PDT by Betis70 (USA! USA! USA!)
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To: nutmeg

FReepers in conservative states have no idea the kind of fight we have here. Even a RINO is preferable to some commie pinko union thug, and generally that is our choice.


48 posted on 08/14/2012 8:56:27 PM PDT by Betis70 (USA! USA! USA!)
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To: Betis70
FReepers in conservative states have no idea the kind of fight we have here.

I know what you mean, being from CT. McMahon learned from her mistakes last time. She is still RINO-ish, but she was able to persuade Tom Scott to help her plan the campaign. Scott is no RINO.
49 posted on 08/14/2012 9:02:40 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: matt04

Hey, as long as we got rid of that virus, Shays. We’ve had quite enough of that fool.


50 posted on 08/14/2012 9:05:28 PM PDT by Legion
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