August 11th, 2010
08:08 AM ET
4 years ago

Latest Election Results: WWE's McMahon wins; Georgia too close

(CNN) - An incumbent U.S. senator with help from the White House held off a tough primary challenge in Colorado, a former wrestling executive easily won the Republican nomination for the Senate in Connecticut, and a dramatic runoff for the Republican governor's nomination in Georgia was too close to call on a busy primary night Tuesday.

Four states went to the polls with high-profile primaries for governors and the U.S. Senate. Three of the races for governor kept candidates and supporters biting their nails into the early morning hours.

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  1. Doug

    Obama's getting in the way of Colorado politics isnt sitting well with me. I tend to vote Democrat, and no way would I vote for Tea Party type Buck, but Bennett has been force on Colorado. I might vote for Bennett, but there is no way I'll vote for Obama again.

    August 11, 2010 04:45 am at 4:45 am |
  2. vwrtb

    Republican candidates are a joke!

    August 11, 2010 04:57 am at 4:57 am |
  3. Ed

    Wow!! Bennet won, and he accepted help from the President. Why are so many people making so much money off the President with their BOOKS (Bill O', Laura Ing, Glenn B and so many more, etc). They need to donate all proceeds to the NATIONAL DEBT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 11, 2010 05:37 am at 5:37 am |
  4. Ed

    Yes, Mr. Sanchez this is directed at you (WITH ALL DO RESPECT). Keep it real.

    August 11, 2010 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  5. Pragmatic

    ... former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon won the GOP nomination for Senate – a self-certified eye-doctor running for national office, another candidate who calls the unemployed "spoiled" while in the next breath stating that her job as a Senator will NOT be job creation.

    You may not like who is office now ... but anyone thinking that this level of candidates will do a better job is just whistling past the graveyard!

    August 11, 2010 05:52 am at 5:52 am |
  6. Marie MD

    What happened quitter? It's not over, but it seems that the tarnish is once again showing on your staying power. I guess the people of Georgia are smarter than a fifth grader. No, make that a third grader.
    Poor handel. NOT!!!
    Oh yes, Bennett won in CO. I believe that the President campaigned for him.

    August 11, 2010 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  7. Orlando Voter

    The WWF/WWE is the most corrupt example of how Republican corporate America treats employees and what they will do for a BUCK! Most original fans that liked the WWF began to dislike it in the last 20+ years because of the terrible things it did to the wrestlers and the extreme change it made from its roots for more money by promoting extreme sex and violence to children. That reveals the truth about corporate America and who Republicans really are; not the priests and pastors everyone once mistakenly thought. Wrestlers get knocked off for leaving the WWE and their families have even been killed. They have no real health care and live a hard slave like life to please mega rich Wall Street CEO'S like Mc Mahaon

    August 11, 2010 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  8. Orlando Voter

    "When you sell your soul to the WWE, you do it for life." Mr. McMhaon

    August 11, 2010 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  9. hologram5

    This is NOT good news. CEO's now running for office? Prepare for national meltdown.

    August 11, 2010 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  10. Lynn

    I don't mind that she spent $50 million of her own money. What I take exception to is that this type of spending by rich folk really discourages other candidates who may not have the personal resources to compete politically.

    Are we heading deeper into a political system where regular, and often better qualified candidates, don't have the personal bucks to compete?

    We need a limit on personal amounts of money these candidates can fold into their own political campaigns.

    August 11, 2010 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  11. RAG

    HA HA HA HO HO Tee Hee ... (snicker). I love it. The Tea Party is destroying hte Rebubbalcan Party. A huckster like Linda MacMahon as their candidate? The only thing that would be more hilariously suicidal is for them to nominate Sarah "The Relunctant Governor" Palin for President! Gosh, what a bunch of fools.

    August 11, 2010 08:50 am at 8:50 am |
  12. Shawn-GA

    It does not matter which of them get the chance to go against Barnes, as long as we keep him out of the governor's chair. NJ has shown us the way, forever in the blue they elected a Republican and in VERY short order they are seeing improvements in just about ever sector. My fellow Georgians, we know better than to elect Barnes, he had his chance once. Do not give it to him again!

    August 11, 2010 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  13. Al-NY,NY

    So what does the tightie rightie American Taliban do about McMahan since although she is fiscally conservative is a social moderate who "Oh my" is pro-choice"????

    August 11, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  14. next up: strippers

    our move toward Italian politics will not be complete until the porn industry canidate wins the nomination

    August 11, 2010 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  15. pc

    i don't call this winning, this is called buying the election with soap-opera wrestling money. this woman does not understand what it is to worry about food,clothing, rent sending the kids to school, she only knows fake intertainment off the poor peoples pockets. she bought loyalty!

    August 11, 2010 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  16. JES

    You go girl.

    August 11, 2010 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  17. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Professional wrestling and the Republican party both have issues with reality and are a perfect match...

    August 11, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  18. Can't we all just get along?

    Come on, Georgia! What's wrong with you? Why is this difficult? Palin endorsed Handel so ALL your votes should be going to Deal! Whoever Palin endorses, vote for the other one.

    Now, as long as Roy Barnes wins, that's fine. I mean, he's no treasure and I won't be dancing if he does, but I'll dance a lot more as long as it's not a republican.

    We really can't afford any more republicans in any positions of power. They cost us far too much already, and I don't just mean in money. I'm also talking about personal freedoms and Constitutional rights. They let Bush shred the Constitution and do whatever he wanted. We need to make certain that doesn't happen again.

    August 11, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  19. Who Cares?

    So I wonder if all those conservatives that were laughing at Al Franken becoming a Senator will now do the same when their own party elected someone that helped run the trash that is the WWE.

    Somehow I doubt it.

    August 11, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  20. Michael

    Was linda McMahon's victory by pinfall or count out? Did she take any PED's which may have helped her win?

    August 11, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  21. ENOUGH!

    what a joke our government is becoming...voting for people who are complete morons! they're just RICH/MILLIONAIRES and have nothing else to do other than keeping themselves and their friends rich! the american people are idiots!

    August 11, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  22. Lynn

    And the GOP'ers sneared at Al Franken's win in MN. Shoes on the other foot now and they see no problem with her spending 22 Million from her wrestling business to buy the election.

    August 11, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  23. Bill from GA

    I've just got a feeling Sarah alienated as many people as she encouraged, in the GA race. Amusing to see her "Grizzly Mom" tag on handel, though; it looked so phony.

    August 11, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |