Connecticut Democrat Murphy, Republican McMahon win U.S. Senate primaries
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is retiring at the end of this term, prompting a race to replace him.
August 15th, 2012
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut Democrat Murphy, Republican McMahon win U.S. Senate primaries

(CNN) - Republican Linda McMahon will face Democrat Rep. Chris Murphy in the November election in Connecticut to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

McMahon won her state's Republican nomination on Tuesday after her primary opponent, Chris Shays, conceded. On the Democratic side, Murphy defeated Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut
Connecticut governor questions GOP's patriotism
July 13th, 2012
12:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut governor questions GOP's patriotism

Williamsburg, Virginia (CNN) - Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, a Democrat, questioned the patriotism of Republicans on Friday, saying their sole mission is to defeat President Barack Obama instead of passing meaningful legislation.

"To be a Republican today, you have to deny reality and embrace a message that has no other purpose than to elect their candidate as President of the United States," Malloy said at a press conference with other Democratic governors in Williamsburg, the site of the National Governors Association annual meeting.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Dan Malloy • Republicans • Virginia
Connecticut frontrunners increase leads in Senate race
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is retiring, and a poll shows Democrat Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon are the leading candidates to replace him.
June 6th, 2012
12:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut frontrunners increase leads in Senate race

(CNN) – A new poll in the race to fill the Connecticut U.S. Senate seat being vacated by independent Sen. Joe Lieberman shows the party frontrunners increasing their leads since the last survey in March.

Democrat Rep. Chris Murphy has grown his lead from 12 points to 30 over Susan Bysiewicz, the Quinnipiac University poll found, while Republican Linda McMahon is now ahead of former Rep. Chris Shays by 29 points. She had a nine point advantage over Shays in the previous Quinnipiac survey, released March 22.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Murphy • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
McMahon takes first at Conn. GOP convention
May 19th, 2012
12:27 PM ET
2 years ago

McMahon takes first at Conn. GOP convention

(CNN) - Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon won the Connecticut Republican convention by a wide margin Friday night, crossing one hurdle in her second bid for a U.S. Senate seat from the state in two years.

"My family and I are humbled by the overwhelming support we received tonight at the Connecticut Republican Convention," she wrote on her Facebook page.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Senate
Romney wins Connecticut primary, CNN projects
April 24th, 2012
08:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney wins Connecticut primary, CNN projects

(CNN) – Republican candidate Mitt Romney will win the GOP presidential primary in Connecticut, CNN projects.


Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Mitt Romney
Romney, Obama in general election mode as 5 states hold primaries
April 24th, 2012
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Obama in general election mode as 5 states hold primaries

(CNN) – On the biggest day of Republican primary voting since last month's Super Tuesday, the certain GOPpresidential nominee and the incumbent president he hopes to unseat both appeared to be in full general election mode.

Mitt Romney planned a speech Tuesday night in New Hampshire that his campaign said would signal the virtual conclusion of the GOP primary campaign, while President Barack Obama emphasized the themes of equal opportunity and Republican intransigence in courting the youth vote in speeches on college campuses.

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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Delaware • Mitt Romney • New York • Newt Gingrich • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • Ron Paul
The nuts and bolts for Tuesday's primaries
April 24th, 2012
07:44 AM ET
2 years ago

The nuts and bolts for Tuesday's primaries

(CNN) - Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday after a three-week lull in the Republican presidential primary season, a time in which Mitt Romney essentially secured his party's nomination.

Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will hold primaries, with a total of 204 delegates at stake.

Here's a glimpse of the nuts and bolts for Tuesday's contests.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Delaware • Mitt Romney • New York • Newt Gingrich • Pennsylvania • Republicans • Rhode Island • Ron Paul
Poll: Good news for Obama in Connecticut
March 22nd, 2012
08:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Good news for Obama in Connecticut

(CNN) – It's advantage President Barack Obama in Connecticut ahead of the 2012 presidential election, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday showed Obama trumping his potential Republican opponents in the general election. He beat Mitt Romney 53% to 37% and Rick Santorum 55% to 35% among registered voters in hypothetical matchups.
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Filed under: 2012 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama • Rick Santorum
Shays enters GOP race for Connecticut senate
January 25th, 2012
05:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Shays enters GOP race for Connecticut senate

(CNN) – Chris Shays, a former Republican congressman who lost his Connecticut seat to a Democrat in 2008, announced Wednesday he was challenging wrestling executive Linda McMahon in a GOP primary for the Senate seat opening up in the state.

Speaking in Hartford, Shays said the 2012 election was too important to send a political novice to Washington.
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Filed under: Congress • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
McMahon tries again for Conn. Senate seat
September 20th, 2011
12:42 PM ET
3 years ago

McMahon tries again for Conn. Senate seat

Washington (CNN) - Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon announced Tuesday she was making another bid for Senate in Connecticut, almost one year after spending tens of millions of dollars on an unsuccessful run against Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

"I am a proven job creator," McMahon said in her announcement event at a Southington, Conn. machinery factory.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Senate
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