(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
It was so close and yet so far for Connecticut's two Senate candidates. About a mile and a few hours separated Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon Wednesday as they both campaigned in Waterbury.
Blumenthal stopped for some lunch and glad-handing at City Hall Cafe. The candidates could easily have crossed paths, as McMahon has frequently visited City Hall during campaign stops. Not today, though. They will see each other soon enough as they face off in their second debate Thursday morning.
Around the same time, McMahon was touring small businesses. Later, she went to New Opportunities, which provides weatherization and energy assistance, housing and shelter services and programs for the elderly.
Economic issues dominated Monday night's Connecticut Senate debate between Democratic nominee and state attorney Richard Blumenthal and Republican nominee Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
The candidates butted heads over taxes, job creation and spending.
(CNN) - Republican Linda McMahon is trying to seize the offensive in the hotly contested Connecticut Senate race, unveiling a new ad slamming Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal over distortions in his Vietnam service record.
The new ad, which will air statewide, made its on-line debut only hours before the two candidates are scheduled square off in their first debate. It raises questions about Blumenthal's credibility as a politician.
(CNN) – Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal step into the political ring Monday night for their first face-to-face showdown in the fight for the Senate seat long held by Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd.
McMahon, the former chief executive of pro-wrestling's World Wrestling Entertainment and the GOP Senate nominee, and Blumenthal, Connecticut's longtime Democratic attorney general, will share the same stage in Hartford for their first debate.
The debate comes as recent polling indicates the race is now a dead heat.
Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senate nominee in Connecticut is seizing on remarks made by his Republican opponent, Linda McMahon that seemed to suggest she would consider lowering the minimum wage.
Richard Blumenthal's campaign launched a new ad Friday charging that McMahon "took home $46 million dollars, and now she's talking about lowering the minimum wage."
In the ad, which also goes after McMahon's tenure as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, a narrator says, "Linda McMahon has always put herself, and her profits, first."
McMahon's campaign was quick to respond.
"Dick Blumenthal is a lifelong politician who has no idea how to create jobs…We know he's a fighter, the problem is he's fighting for higher taxes and more government," McMahon spokesman Ed Patru said in a statement.