Connecticut race tight with 20 days to go
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut is retiring at the end of this term, and both McMahon and Murphy are seeking to replace him.
October 17th, 2012
12:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut race tight with 20 days to go

(CNN) - The U.S. Senate race out of Connecticut is all tied up between Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democrat, and Linda McMahon, the Republican, a new poll shows.

The two are vying to replace the retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent Democrat, who is retiring this year after this fourth term in the upper chamber.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Murphy • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
Two GOP Senate candidates condemn Romney's 47% comments
September 18th, 2012
06:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Two GOP Senate candidates condemn Romney's 47% comments

(CNN) - Two Republican Senate candidates from blue states condemned Tuesday the newly revealed remarks by Mitt Romney who claimed that 47% of the country believes they are victims, dependent on the government for food, housing, and health care.

Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Linda McMahon of Connecticut, both in tight election battles that could determine which party controls the Senate, sought to distance themselves from Romney's controversial remarks brought to light in a secretly recorded video of a closed-door May fundraiser published Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Linda McMahon • Mitt Romney • Scott Brown
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
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
2 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
Poll: McMahon trailing two Democrats, maintains name recognition
September 16th, 2011
12:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: McMahon trailing two Democrats, maintains name recognition

Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy holds an early 11-point lead in a new poll over Republican Linda McMahon, a former WWE executive, in the race to fill Connecticut Sen. Joe Liebermann’s vacated seat in 2012.

The new Quinnipiac survey shows Murphy leading McMahon, who has not yet officially declared her candidacy, 49 percent to 38 percent in the hypothetical race. Though Murphy also leads former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz 36 percent to 26 percent in the Democratic primary, Bysiewicz leads McMahon in the general election 46 percent to 38 percent.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Murphy • Joe Lieberman • Linda McMahon
November 2nd, 2010
11:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Blumenthal wrestles victory from McMahon

(CNN) – As the dust settles in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race tonight, there is talk of unity but also some residual sparring over money.

Republican Linda McMahon, a former pro-wrestling executive, defended her decision to spend tens of millions of dollars of her own money on her campaign, calling it, "An investment that I hoped would be for the people of Connecticut." "I believe I delivered," McMahon told reporters, "I absolutely do believe that we have Washington listening more and hopefully, we have our state legislature listening more."

Related: 'You've got my support,' McMahon tells Blumenthal

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Filed under: 2010 • Linda McMahon • Richard Blumenthal
November 2nd, 2010
08:34 PM ET
3 years ago

In Connecticut: CNN projects Democratic Sen. win

(CNN) - Democrat Richard Blumenthal has won the Connecticut Senate seat left open by retiring Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, CNN projects, beating out Republican nominee Linda McMahon, a wealthy former professional wrestling executive. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

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