(CNN) - In the closely watched senate race in Connecticut, Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy defeated Republican nominee and professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon, according to a CNN projection.
When the race was called, Murphy led by lopsided 60 percent to 39 percent in early tallying.
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Murphy will take over the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who sided with Democrats.
His win preserves a seat for Democrats who feared losing it to the wealthy McMahon who spent over $90 million in the last two elections to try to win a Senate seat.
The race was marked by heavy negative advertising.
Viewing this race from outside CT, I thought it would be closer, if only for McMahon's money. Perhaps she still can't erase the shadow of the WWE. Also, I think she was campaigning for the wrong job. A freshman senator has little hope of enacting a job plan, no matter how worthy it is, even if her party controls the Senate. She would have been 1 out of 100. Her job plan is better suited to an executive position.
I heard a lot of the ads that McMahon put out. She was so negative that I kept wondering what she had to offer. I have wondered why an executive would make a good legislator. Her ads left so many parts out like Murphy and his position in the House - a member of the minority who had little influence or seniority.
She had no way to get her dream... I mean her so called job's plan through Congress and to the president's desk; the idea of is just so laughable.