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  • Connecticut Republicans applaud Jeb & McMahon gets award

    04/12/2014 3:45:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    WRAL ^ | SUSAN HAIGH
    Republicans, to be seen as a young and dynamic political party, must present a positive agenda that restores opportunity for social mobility and reforms the nation's immigration policies, former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday. Bush, appearing at a major fundraiser named after his late grandfather U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush, received loud applause from the crowd of nearly 800 Connecticut Republicans for his immigration reform stance.
  • Bill Clinton to campaign for (Chris)Murphy

    10/19/2012 12:33:38 PM PDT · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Connecticut to help Democratic Senate candidate Chris Murphy in the final days of his tight race against Republican Linda McMahon. A source close to Murphy's campaign told The Associated Press on Friday that Clinton is scheduled to be in the state on Sunday, Oct. 28. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details are not final. Clinton will appear at a public event. It will not be fundraiser. No further details were immediately made available.
  • Do Democrats hate the U.S. Navy?

    10/16/2012 2:28:57 PM PDT · by DFG · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/16/12 | Starr
    A second Democratic campaign has been caught mistaking a foreign ship for a U.S. Navy vessel in images meant to brag on the candidate's devotion to the military. A month after the Democratic National Convention featured Cold War-era Soviet ships on a giant screen as a former Navy admiral representing the Obama campaign praised American veterans, the Democrat running for Senate in Connecticut featured a foreign sub in a television ad promoting his efforts to create jobs at the state's sub-maker, General Dynamics' Electric Boat of Groton. Instead of Groton-made subs, the ad for Rep. Chris Murphy featured a Norwegian...
  • Murphy/McMahon debate (live video)

    10/11/2012 4:26:39 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Murphy/McMahon debate from UConn.
  • WFSB set to host first United States Senate debate(Murphy/McMahon, Sun @ 11 AM)

    10/06/2012 1:14:50 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    hannel 3 Eyewitness News will host the first United States Senate debate between Linda McMahon and United States Rep. Chris Murphy on Sunday at 11 a.m. Both of the candidates have been offered and have accepted the invitation to debate issues regarding the state. Dennis House, Eyewitness News anchor and Face the State host, will serve as moderator of the debate. A panel of journalists, Angela Dias, of WTIC Radio, Mark Pazniokas, from the Connecticut Mirror and Fran Schneidau from WCBS News Radio 880 will question both candidates. The debate will be televised live from 11 a.m. until noon without...
  • NARAL Blasts McMahon (Connecticut Senate Race)

    09/12/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 6 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | Sep 10, 2012 | Thomas MacMillan
    Women’s reproductive rights took center stage in the U.S. Senate race Monday, as a pro-choice group took aim at Republican candidate Linda McMahon over her support of a bill that would have allowed employers to refuse to cover contraception for their employees. The campaigns have been vying for the support of female voters, who did not get behind McMahon in her 2010 Senate bid. In a Monday afternoon conference call hosted by Christian Miron, the director of the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, the state branch of the national pro-choice advocacy organization. Miron scored McMahon for saying she would have supported the...
  • Northeastern Republicans Show (More) Signs of Life (CT)

    09/09/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 7, 2012 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Connecticut's Linda McMahon has Democrats nervous about losing another blue-state Senate seat. Connecticut might be the last place you'd expect Republicans to pick up a U.S. Senate seat this November, but it may happen. In the race for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman's seat, Linda McMahon, the co-founder of the highly profitable World Wrestling Entertainment, leads Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy by three points, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. Those numbers terrify Democrats, so much so that at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week they frantically shuttled Mr. Murphy around town to meet deep-pocket Democratic donors. Connecticut hasn't had...
  • Q-poll shows Linda McMahon up by 3 in CT

    08/28/2012 7:16:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, Ramussen showed Republican nominee Linda McMahon with a 3-point edge over her Democratic opponent in the US Senate race in Connecticut, Rep. Chris Murphy, 49/46. Six days later, Quinnipiac confirms that McMahon has a slight edge over Murphy — and in fact finds the exact same result: Connecticut likely voters put Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon on the right side of a 49-46 percent too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. …"The poll is good news for Linda McMahon. In our first likely voter poll in...
  • Issa says ATF’s McMahon ‘will probably be referred for criminal prosecution’(gunwalker)

    08/24/2012 9:13:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 August, 2012 | David Codrea
    In a startling assertion almost buried in last night’s “On the Record” interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa indicated he has criminal charges in store for an ATF official implicated in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” operation. Referring to “double-dipping” by former Assistant Director William Hoover [CORRECTION: should be "McMahon"--transcription error on my part--DC], hired by the J.P. Morgan financial services conglomerate while he’s on leave from ATF and awaiting retirement, Issa let slip with what should be considered a bombshell announcement, and a precursor for things to...
  • 'Fast and Furious' ATF Official Granted Paid Leave to Take 6-Figure Job at JP Morgan

    08/23/2012 8:11:34 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 23, 2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The long-awaited inspector general's report on the Justice Department's botched gun-running scheme is finished, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said on Wednesday. But along with that news comes more questions: Issa and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are demanding to know why a top ATF official involved in Operation Fast and Furious remains on paid leave from ATF -- while simultaneously drawing a six-figure salary from J.P. Morgan, a major investment bank.
  • CONNECTICUT SENATE RACE POLL: MCMAHON R 49 MURPHY D 46

    08/22/2012 9:00:12 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 44 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 08/22/2012 | CAC
    DEVELOPING... 55% of Indies, 16% of Democrats Poll from RasmussenReports...
  • McMahon Wins GOP Senate Race: AP

    08/14/2012 6:01:34 PM PDT · by matt04 · 69 replies
    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...
  • Linda McMahon Poised to Run for Senate Again

    09/10/2011 11:02:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    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...
  • Linda McMahon Plans Meeting With NRSC (John Cornyn still at it)

    12/14/2010 9:41:10 AM PST · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 12/13/2010 | Steve Peoples
    In case there was any doubt, Linda McMahon’s political career may not be over.   The former wrestling executive turned Connecticut GOP Senate candidate has scheduled a personal meeting with National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) on Capitol Hill. The date and purpose of the meeting, however, is unclear.   “I don’t know what her message is going to be, but I sort of suspect she isn’t finished,” Cornyn said in a recent Roll Call interview when asked about McMahon, who garnered 43 percent of the vote in Connecticut’s recent Senate contest against Democratic Sen.-elect Richard Blumenthal.  ...
  • Simmons and Schiff: We were better Senate candidates than McMahon (Connecticut)

    11/08/2010 8:26:59 PM PST · by Qbert · 25 replies
    CT Post ^ | 11/6/2010 | Brian Lockhart & Neil Vigdor
    When a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate sinks $50 million into a losing campaign, it's natural for the less-monied runners-up for the GOP nomination to wonder if they would have performed better. Neither uttered the specific words "I told you so," but in separate interviews former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons and economist/radio host Peter Schiff maintained they were better candidates than wrestling executive Linda McMahon. "There are a number of issue areas where I simply would not be subject to the kind of attacks that (Democratic foe Richard Blumenthal) leveled against Mrs. McMahon," said Simmons, who had criticized McMahon's background running...
  • Whitman, Fiorina and McMahon: Spending big, failing bigger

    11/04/2010 9:51:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/2010 | Jason Horowitz
    LOS ANGELES - Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina and Linda McMahon had a lot in common. All sharp, successful businesswomen who made millions as executives in the private sector, they identified 2010 as an apt historical moment for a Republican candidate with no political experience to break into politics. In pursuit of higher office, each committed considerable resources - more than $200 million combined - to challenge seemingly vulnerable Democrats. Each risk taker came up far short of her goal. Whitman, the 54-year-old former chief executive of eBay, burned through more than $140 million of her own money in a colossal...
  • WWE Faithful Vote For The Bombshells (Linda McMahon, CT)

    10/31/2010 10:30:02 AM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | 10/31/2010 | Thomas MacMillan
    They roared as “Triple H” — U.S. Senate hopeful Linda McMahon’s son-in-law — pounded his opponent in the ring. They cheered as her husband Vince urged them to wear their World Wrestling Entertainment T-shirts to the polls on Tuesday. They whooped and hollered for the busty “Divas” who stomped their rival hussies. Then the diehards of World Wrestling nation filed out of the arena—some of them, at least, promising to vote for the candidate herself on Tuesday. The wrasslin’ and unstated politickin’ took center stage Saturday, just three days before Election Day, at the Hartford XL Center. Saturday’s World Wrestling...
  • WWE to give out FREE merchandise on election day

    10/28/2010 6:38:40 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    The Connecticut Secretary of State's office told poll workers to watch for WWE gear, and they had the ability to tell people to take it off or turn it inside out at a polling place. Vince at WWE gets ticked off and goes to court. The Conn. Sec. of State says "she never said" people could not wear WWE gear and they COULD wear the stuff. She may have not said it, but her official spokesperson DID. She's trying to weasel out of it. The court agrees with WWE. McMahon announces today they will be handing out FREE WWE gear...
  • Connecticut slapdown

    10/28/2010 3:19:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 27, 2010 | George F. Will
    GREENWICH, CONN. IT has been said that American politics and professional wres tling share a paucity of honest emotions. But Linda McMahon, who as CEO built World Wrestling Entertainment into a billion-dollar company, might think comparing wrestling to politics insults wrestling. As she seeks the Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd, she says the honesty deficit concerns not emotions but facts. Her Democratic opponent, Richard Blumenthal, who served six years in the Legislature, has been Connecticut's attorney general for 20 years, so he knows how to parse sentences. Yet his penchant for (to be polite) tactical imprecision goes beyond...
  • Rasmussen : Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) Stretches Lead Over McMahon (R) (56%-43%)

    10/25/2010 8:55:10 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/25/2010
    State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal again holds a double-digit lead over Republican opponent Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut shows the longtime Democratic state official with 56% support, his best showing since early June. McMahon claims 43%of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and another one percent (1%) are undecided. Less than two weeks ago after the candidates’ second televised debate, Blumenthal posted a much narrower 51% to 46% lead. But the new findings shift this race from Leans Democrat to Solid Democrat in the...
  • Video: McMahon ties Blumenthal to Countrywide collapse

    10/23/2010 7:43:02 PM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 23, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Dick Blumenthal has tried to cast himself as a white knight in the Countrywide Mortgage scandal that forced Chris Dodd into retirement after the exposure of his sweetheart mortgage deals under the “Friends of Angelo” program at Countrywide. Blumenthal points to his $8.6 billion settlement with Bank of America over the mortgage giant’s remaining loans, one that supposedly “won’t cost taxpayers a dime,” as an example of his beneficial work for Connecticut voters and his ability to get tough with fraudsters. Linda McMahon takes aim at this argument with her new ad released yesterday titled “Taking Care,” which alleges that...
  • Leaked Blumenthal Email Shows Campaign Soliciting Dirt

    10/23/2010 5:49:21 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/23/10 | Ben Smith
    No low is too low for a guy who falsely claimed to have served in combat during the Vietnam war… (Politico)- A source this morning forwards on an e-mail this morning from inside Attorney General Dick Blumenthal’s campaign for Senate, in which his aides discuss tarring Linda McMahon in cooperation with Planned Parenthood. The e-mail’s subject line is: “Worst of WWE + women photos.” “Hey all — Grossman is looking for mysoginistic photos of women and WWE. Planned Parenthood wants to hit LM hard on it,” press staffer Marcy Stech e-mailed seven other aides to the campaign and the State...
  • Conn.: Voters should ditch WWE garb at the polls

    10/22/2010 2:51:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 22, 2010
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Local election officials in Connecticut are being told they can ask people wearing World Wrestling Entertainment garb to cover that up while voting. A spokesman for the secretary of the state's office says that's because Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is so closely associated with WWE, which she left to run for office.
  • Connecticut Sees 'Red' After Horrific Home-Invasion Murders

    10/21/2010 3:12:53 AM PDT · by Scanian · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2010 | David Paulin
    Blue-state Connecticut has undergone a jolting metamorphosis over the past three years, with potential ramifications for the Senate contest between Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal. Many residents have become a lot more like red-state Texans than blue-state New Englanders. Now, they're enthusiastic supporters of the death penalty and are fond of handguns and shotguns. It's all due to a horrific home invasion in 2007 in the affluent town of Cheshire, a New Haven suburb. Chilling details of the "Cheshire Murders," as they're known, have played out in a New Haven courtroom this fall during the first of two trials. Now,...
  • New TCJ Polls: Fiorina/Boxer 49/48, Coons/O'Donnell 50/42, Blumenthal/McMahon 50/47

    10/15/2010 7:25:35 PM PDT · by Spydergoo · 29 replies · 4+ views
    TCJ Research ^ | 10/15/2010 | TCJ Research
    Each of the polls use a random sampling of 500 Likely Voters (unless otherwise stated) and has a +/- 5% margin of error (M.o.E). Poll that don’t add up to 100 are due to rounding. Commentary on the following results will be posted in a follow-up post. Delaware Senate: 50%- (D)Chris Coons, 42%- (R)Christine O’Donnell, 5%- Undecided, 3%- Some other candidate Pennsylvania Senate: 49%- (R)Pat Toomey, 42%- (D)Joe Sestak, 9%- Undecided Connecticut Senate: 50%- (D)Richard Blumenthal, 47%- (R)Linda McMahon, 3%- Undecided California Senate: 49%- (R)Carly Fiorina, 48%- (D)Barbara Boxer, 3%- Undecided California Governor: 52%- (D)Jerry Brown, 47%- (R)Meg Whitman, 1%-...
  • Strong Words Fly During Final U.S. Senate Debate

    10/13/2010 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 13,2010 | annem040359
    Last night’s third and last debate between Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal last night at the Gard Theater in New London. As the hour went, it became a verbal wrestling match. Ms. McMahon took Mr. Blumenthal on for his claims that voters both know and trust him. Mr. Blumenthal cited a list of dead wrestlers in the WWE. Overall it looked like Mr. Blumenthal was just simply was not organized to handle the questions. On the other hand, Ms. McMahon from the start of the debate was very organized and ready to debate Mr. Blumenthal and very much came prepared...
  • The DC Analysis: Republicans will take the Senate

    10/13/2010 4:52:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2010 | Jamie Weinstein
    One of The Daily Caller’s ace reporters, Chris Moody, wrote this on Monday in his preview of the midterm elections: “At this point, no honest political observer can say they know for certain that victory is in the bag for either party.” Moody’s right. No one can know for sure which way the House and Senate will go. Seasoned political prognosticators – the Charlie Cooks, Stu Rothenbergs, and Larry Sabatos of the world – like to be measured in their approach. They don’t like to predict the House or Senate will flip only to be proven wrong. But I have...
  • McMahon Calls Out Blumenthal In Final Debate … And Wins Going Away

    10/13/2010 6:35:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | October 13,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    The subheading on this one should be “Shhhhhhhhhhhh”. Feisty crowd, feisty McMahon and a Blumenthal who pretty much put me to sleep. But there were some classic moments, as you’ll see. I’ll have another post later but here’s a quick recap. Right out of the gate Blumenthal was asked one more time about how jobs were created. A little more lucid this time but government is still the answer. McMahon’s retort, and I’m paraphrasing … nice to know you’ve been working on your answer Mr Blumenthal. But I think the best was saved for last. As you’ll hear Blumenthal lights...
  • Blumenthal & Pelosi Showcase Democrat’s Incompetence

    10/12/2010 6:21:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-12-10 | Vince
    There is an old adage that goes something like this: It’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you’re stupid than to open your mouth and prove them right. Thankfully for America not all Democrats are paying that adage much heed, and just in time for the election. Last week Linda McMahon, the GOP candidate for US Senate from Connecticut did the voters of her state a great service. She asked Richard Blumenthal, her Democrat opponent, a simple question: “How do you create a job?” His answer, if you can call it that, was a minute and...
  • Morning Joe Slams Linda McMahon On His Show

    10/12/2010 2:37:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 12,2010 | annem040359
    During yesterday’s MSNBC “Morning Joe Show”, during a panel discussion,both Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski slammed USA Senate candidate from Connecticut Linda McMahon for how she with her husband Vince McMahon would promote the WWE wrestling matches, both live and on tv using violence against women. Even the video presents the brief questioning by Christine Amanpour about when Mrs. McMahon’s husband Vince told her to “get on all fours and bark like a dog”. Mrs. McMahon responds about the issue of parental responsibilities and the 1st Amendment to the USA Constitution. Ms. Brzezinski brings up with Mr. Scarborough about the...
  • Dick Blumenthal - Mr. Teen USA 2010 (video with Miss Teen SC and Blumenthal alternating)

    10/09/2010 9:59:39 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | Oct 9, 2010
    Dick Blumenthal - Mr. Teen USA 2010
  • Blumenthal Gives McMahon An Assist

    10/09/2010 11:32:31 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 10 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/09/10 | CaroleL
    Producing an effective campaign ad usually takes lots of time and creativity, but sometimes a political opponent will do the heavy lifting for you. That was the case this week in Connecticut's US Senate race between Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Richard Blumenthal. The latest ad from the McMahon camp shows a clip of last Thursday's debate in which Mr. Blumenthal pitifully tries to answer the very simple question, "How do you create a job?"
  • Dick Blumenthal Trembles in Fear CT-SEN Debate (VIDEO)

    10/05/2010 3:34:17 PM PDT · by tedder · 35 replies · 1+ views
    youtube.com ^ | UConn College Republicans
    Dick Blumenthal tries to fight off his shakes during his debate with Linda McMahon. (VIDEO) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8yf1MCOsP0
  • WATCH: Blumenthal Stumped on How to Create a Job

    10/05/2010 1:15:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FOXNATION ^ | October 04, 2010
    Dick Blumenthal Stumped On How To Create A Job
  • Blumenthal On How jobs Are Created: I’m Not Going To DC To Be An Entrepreneur

    10/05/2010 2:07:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | October 5,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Not the only sign of the great divide between the people and the power, but one of the best. Hey small business, I’m on your side even if I don’t know a thing about what you do. Two sound bites for your viewing pleasure. The first, McMahon asks Blumenthal if he knows how to create a job. His answer, tax credits and law suits, what else? She challenges him and he responds with an answer that only be described as arrogant. Entrepreneurs … I ain’t going to DC to be an entrepreneur.
  • McMahon Resurrects Vietnam Flap in Ad

    10/05/2010 12:19:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 4, 2010 | Kyle Adams
    Republican Connecticut Senate nominee Linda McMahon's campaign released a new ad today that slams Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War. The ad seeks to revive doubts about the Connecticut attorney general's credibility that have festered since the New York Times revealed in May that Blumenthal claimed repeatedly that he served in Vietnam when he actually received five deferments and served stateside in the Marine Reserve. The ad comes hours before the candidates are slated to meet in their first debate at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. Fox News Channel...
  • Blumenthal Up on McMahon By Double Digits

    10/04/2010 1:29:01 PM PDT · by ScottinVA · 21 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 4 October 2010 | Tom Jensen
    Raleigh, N.C. – Contrary to polls in the last week showing Linda McMahon closing to a single-digit deficit behind Richard Blumenthal in the Connecticut Senate race, PPP’s first measure of the race since January shows the Democrat still well ahead, though not by the 20-point-plus edge he had had in the spring. The state’s popular Democratic Attorney General leads the Republican WWE executive, 53-41, among likely voters.
  • Scathing New Ad In Connecticut Senate Race

    10/04/2010 12:13:32 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 19 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 10/04/10 | CaroleL
    With less than a month until Election Day and hours before their first debate, Connecticut's Republican candidate for the US Senate Linda McMahon's campaign has released a scathing new ad attacking her Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal's lies about serving in Vietnam. While this issue may be old news to political junkies who were paying attention when the story first broke in May, video in the new ad of Mr. Blumenthal claiming he served in Vietnam when the truth is he did not will most like be seen for the first time by many Connecticut voters.
  • CT Senate Debate Tonight, 7pm ET - Linda McMahon vs Dick Blumenthal

    10/04/2010 10:37:28 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WTIC Fox 61 ^ | Monday, October 4, 2010 | WTIC Fox 61
    Tonight's Connecticut Senate debate between Richard Blumenthal (D) and Linda McMahon (R) will be aired locally on WTIC "Fox 61", 7:00pm ET (1 hour). Fox News anchor Bret Baier will moderate the debate. Info: Senate Debate Tonight On Fox CT It appears that C-SPAN will also air the debate nationwide, although C-SPAN's website isn't giving out a lot of information about it at this time:Connecticut Senate Debate on C-SPAN You may want to check C-SPAN's TV Schedule later today to see if they are airing the CT debate.
  • Poll: Dead heat in Conn. Senate

    09/28/2010 5:58:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2010 | Shira Toeplitz
    Republican Linda McMahon and Democrat Richard Blumenthal are virtually tied in the Connecticut Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. McMahon trails Blumenthal, 46 percent to 49 percent — a 3-point difference that is within the poll’s margin of error. Only 4 percent of voters surveyed reported they were still undecided. Blumenthal was considered a shoo-in for the open Connecticut Senate race earlier this year because of his high marks from voters as the state’s five-term attorney general. Blumenthal still has a high approval rating — 68 percent in the poll — but he is quickly losing...
  • Quinnipiac: Angry Voters Push McMahon Closer In Senate Race. Blumenthal 49, McMahon 46

    09/28/2010 8:36:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Quinnipiac Poll ^ | 09/28/2010
    Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are "angry" with government, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate, is closing in on Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, and now trails just 49 - 46 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 51 - 45 percent Blumenthal lead in a September 14 likely voter survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll, conducted by live interviewers. In today's survey, 4 percent are undecided and 9 percent of voters who name a candidate say they could change their mind by Election...
  • McMahon Pulls to Within Three of Blumenthal

    09/28/2010 5:17:43 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 09/28/10 | Kyle Adams
    In the race for retiring Democratic Senator Chris Dodd's seat in Connecticut, Republican Linda McMahon has cut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's lead to just three points in the latest poll from Quinnipiac University. Blumenthal leads 49-46 in the poll of 1,083 likely Connecticut voters. The Quinnipiac poll comes a day after Rasmussen Reports released a poll showing Blumenthal leading McMahon by five points, 50-45. McMahon, who has spent upwards of $20 million of her own money on the contest thus far, has steadily climbed back into the race, narrowing Blumenthal's lead to 10 points in early August and again to...
  • Clinton Tours New England to Stump for Democratic Allies

    09/27/2010 12:20:44 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/27/10 | AP
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful in New England on Sunday, urging them to support his longtime friend and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut and persuade their neighbors not to give in to their anger toward the economy and incumbents. He also made stops in Maine and Massachusetts, appearing with candidates for governor and other offices. "Any time in life you make a really important decision when you're mad, there's about an 80 percent chance you'll make a mistake," Clinton told a crowd in New Haven, Conn., estimated by Blumenthal's campaign to...
  • The Connecticut-Country-Club Crackup

    09/24/2010 6:45:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 23, 2010 | MATT BAI
    You could spend your life around political campaigns and never see a celebration quite like the one Linda McMahon held last month after Connecticut Republicans made her their Senate candidate in a three-way primary. McMahon is the fabulously wealthy founder (along with her high-school sweetheart and husband, Vince) of World Wrestling Entertainment, a company the McMahons transformed into a sort of Disney for the age of postindustrial American... --snip-- As recently as 1982, Democrats in Connecticut made up 40 percent of the electorate, with Republicans making up about 27 percent and unaffiliated voters another third. By 2010, Democrats actually slipped...
  • Connecticut's Blumenthal to Obama: I'm With You, Comrade!

    09/17/2010 2:57:46 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    Each day brings new stories about Democratic candidates running away from President Obama, insider Washington, and the most radical anti-business agenda ever seen in the nation's capitol. Even Democrats, for example, are running against Obamacare. But Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, vying to replace retiring Senator Chris Dodd, tonight kicks off a novel strategy-he's embracing the president. Blumenthal's approach: I'm with you, comrade! Raise taxes, drive jobs away, increase the cost of living...together we'll show'em how government is supposed to work! Blumenthal tonight welcomes Barack Obama to this deep blue state to "energize" his campaign and raise money for his...
  • Connecticut Senate: A Slow, Steady Move to Toss Up [Charlie Cook says race tossup]

    09/16/2010 12:17:28 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 11 replies
    COok ^ | 9/16/2010 | Cook
    Connecticut Senate: A Slow, Steady Move to Toss Up September 16, 2010 The contest between Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon has been gradually closing over the past few months, and is now in single digits, according to some polls. A Quinnipiac University poll (September 8-12 of 875 likely voters) gave Blumenthal a six-point lead over McMahon, 51 percent to 45 percent. They were statistically tied among independents, with Blumenthal taking 47 percent to 46 percent for McMahon, and among men where McMahon had a one-point advantage, 48 percent to 47 percent. Blumenthal...
  • Obama To "Help" Blumenthal In Connecticut

    09/04/2010 2:09:50 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 10 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 09/04/10 | CaroleL
    While many Democratic candidates are finding reasons not to be in the same city with President Barack Obama let alone on the same stage, Connecticut Attorney General and US Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal is just desperate enough to accept the president's brand of toxic help. Mr. Obama will travel to the Nutmeg State on September 16 to campaign with Mr. Blumenthal before attending a DNC fundraiser. Considering Mr. Blumenthal's lead over Republican Linda McMahon has plummeted from a robust 30 points earlier this year to a much slimmer 7 point margin, can the Obama Curse make things any worse?
  • McMahon steps up pace in Connecticut race - Republican makes gains on her rival

    08/27/2010 3:48:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2010 | Kara Rowland
    Connecticut's off-again, on-again Senate race has bedeviled prognosticators, but Republican nominee Linda McMahon has now firmly forced the seat back into the competitive column by making it a referendum on the character of Democratic rival and longtime state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Mrs. McMahon has whittled down what had once seemed like an insurmountable 40 percentage-point deficit to 10 points by questioning Mr. Blumenthal's credibility on his military service and now on his campaign finances. The Blumenthal camp insists the Democrat's 20-year record of going after tobacco firms and pharmaceutical companies will win over voters in the end. It's still...
  • Blumenthal Losing Ground And Credibility In Connecticut

    08/20/2010 11:11:03 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 9 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 08/20/10 | CaroleL
    On January 7, the day after he entered the US Senate race, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) proudly stated, "I've never taken PAC money, and I have rejected all special interest money." Now that he has accepted almost half a million dollars from Political Action Committees and special interest groups, his Republican opponent Linda McMahon has released a new ad asking, "How can he fight special interests if they're paying for his campaign?"
  • Connecticut is ready to rumble - Linda McMahon storms the polls in the nation’s wildest Senate race

    08/15/2010 3:37:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 91 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 2010 | Maureen Callahan
    Of this season’s crazy, contentious, wide-open Senate races — in Ohio, Florida, California, Arizona, Nevada — none is as wild as what’s going on in Connecticut. In one corner: Democrat Richard Blumenthal, 64, state attorney general since 1991 and favored to win, up by over 40 points in the polls until this spring, when he was caught lying about having served in Vietnam. In the opposing corner: Republican Linda McMahon, 61, until last fall the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), billionaire and political neophyte. Since spending $22 million of her fortune, McMahon beat out GOP contenders Peter Schiff (campaign...