November 1st, 2010
10:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Blumenthal up 9 points over McMahon in Conn. Senate race

(CNN) – With one day to go until the midterm elections, a new poll indicates that Richard Blumenthal has a nine point lead over Linda McMahon in the Senate battle in Connecticut.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Monday morning, 53 percent of likely voters in Connecticut say they back Blumenthal, the longtime state attorney general and Democratic nominee for Senate, with 44 percent supporting McMahon, the GOP nominee and former pro-wrestling executive who's spent tens of millions of dollars of her own money on her campaign. Three percent of voters are undecided.

Blumenthal's nine point lead is down 3 points from an 12-point advantage in a Quinnipiac poll conducted last week. A Suffolk University survey released two weeks ago indicated Blumenthal with an 18 point lead but other recent polls suggest he held only a single digit advantage over McMahon.
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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Richard Blumenthal
October 26th, 2010
10:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Blumenthal up 12 points over McMahon in Ct. Senate race

(CNN) – A new poll indicates that Richard Blumenthal maintains a double digit lead over Linda McMahon in the Senate battle in Connecticut.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday, 54 percent of likely voters in Connecticut say they back Blumenthal, the longtime state attorney general and Democratic nominee for Senate, with 42 percent supporting McMahon, the GOP nominee and former pro-wrestling executive who's spent tens of millions of dollars of her own money on her campaign.
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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Polls • Richard Blumenthal
October 25th, 2010
12:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Cliff Clavin backing McMahon

(CNN) – Who knew? Cliff Clavin, America's favorite mailman and resident barstool know-it-all on the 1980's show Cheers, apparently has some strong opinions about the Senate race in Connecticut.

The campaign for Linda McMahon, the GOP Senate candidate and, released a Web video featuring John Ratzenberger, the actor who played Cliff, marching in a parade for McMahon and declaring that the former World Wide Wrestling CEO "lives the American Dream."
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Filed under: 2010 • Linda McMahon
October 22nd, 2010
11:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans upset over Connecticut move to limit WWE gear at the polls

(CNN) - Republicans lashed out Friday after the Connecticut secretary of state said poll workers would have the right to ask voters wearing World Wrestling Entertainment merchandise to cover up because it could be considered campaigning.

Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon left her job as chief executive of WWE to run for office. And a spokesman for Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz said McMahon is so closely associated with the organization that wrestling garb could easily be construed as political advertising.

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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
October 21st, 2010
03:51 PM ET
3 years ago

New Poll: Dem holds bigger lead in Connecticut

(CNN) – Connecticut's Democratic Senate nominee, Richard Blumenthal is widening his lead over Republican nominee Linda McMahon, according to a new poll.

The Suffolk University Poll released Thursday shows Blumenthal, the state attorney general leading McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment by 18 points, 57 percent to 39 percent. The University surveyed 500 likely voters and had a margin of error of 4.4 percent. Blumenthal has remained consistently ahead in recent polls.
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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Richard Blumenthal
October 14th, 2010
11:12 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Blumenthal keeps lead over McMahon in Connecticut

(CNN) – In the battle for the open Senate seat in Connecticut, a new poll indicates that longtime Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal maintains a double digit lead over Republican nominee and former pro-wrestling executive Linda McMahon.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Thursday, 54 percent of likely voters in Connecticut back Blumenthal, the Democrat's Senate nominee, with 43 percent supporting McMahon, who along with her husband Vince McMahon, managed World Wrestling Entertainment for two decades, with three percent undecided.
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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Polls • Richard Blumenthal
October 12th, 2010
09:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Jabs in Connecticut Senate debate

(CNN) – The gloves were off as Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon traded jabs over health care, taxes and personal character their third debate in the race for a U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut.

During the debate in front of a raucous crowd at Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut, the candidates returned to themes that have punctuated their campaigns since the primary election.
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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Richard Blumenthal
October 9th, 2010
11:53 AM ET
4 years ago

Scott Brown to Connecticut

(Updated 1:23 p.m. ET with Blumenthal campaign response)

(CNN) – Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon is getting a little extra help from Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

The two will hold a rally Saturday afternoon that campaign spokesman Shawn McCoy said will "get volunteers fired up." McCoy said voters in Connecticut feel the same frustration that led to Brown's win in Massachusetts.
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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon • Richard Blumenthal • Scott Brown
October 7th, 2010
10:26 AM ET
4 years ago

Does government create jobs? Blumenthal tries again

Hartford, Connecticut 9:08 a.m. - Maybe the third time's a charm for Connecticut Democratic senatorial nominee Richard Blumenthal who has had a hard time offering a clear answer about government's role creating jobs.

When his opponent Linda McMahon asked him in a debate Monday night "how do you create a job," he offered a meandering reply explaining jobs can be created "in a variety of ways by a variety of people." He went on assert government can help preserve jobs by providing more capital to small businesses, tax policies that promote job creation and intervention by government to help promote American-made products.
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Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • issues • Linda McMahon • Richard Blumenthal • Trail Running
October 6th, 2010
07:30 PM ET
4 years ago

McMahon on minimum wage

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Accusations are flying over what Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon meant when she said "we ought to look at those issues" in response to a question about reducing the minimum wage during a press conference last week. In an interview with CNN, Linda McMahon says she did not hear the question correctly. McMahon tells CNN, "I thought I was answering a question that I had heard that was about increasing the minimum wage - would I consider that. So let me just go on record and say this: I am not for decreasing the minimum wage. I did not say that and that is not something I would consider." When asked if she "misunderstood the question and misspoke" she replied, "yes."

This has become a point of contention between the campaigns of McMahon and Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. The Blumenthal campaign has seized on the comment, asserting in an ad launched late last week: "Now she's talking about lowering the minimum wage." McMahon fired back calling that a lie.

Read Jessica Yellin's Q & A with McMahon after the jump:
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Filed under: 2010 • issues • Linda McMahon
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