Linda McMahon, Former World Wrestling Entertainment Boss, Wins Conn. Senate Primary

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linda mcmahon f0f1625c028f4e98 large Linda McMahon, Former World Wrestling Entertainment Boss, Wins Conn. Senate Primary

Wrestling mogul Linda McMahon, who has already spent $22 million of her own money in this campaign, won the Connecticut Republican Senate nomination, setting up a November showdown with longtime Democratic state attorney general Richard Blumenthal for the seat held by the reluctantly retiring Chris Dodd.Blumenthal, who has been hobbled by well-publicized misstatements erroneously implying that he had fought in Vietnam, led McMahon 50-to-40 percent in a recent Quinnipiac University poll.

McMahon had been expected to win the primary, but there were troubling political signs in her apparent inability to command a majority of the GOP vote in the three-way primary. Running second in the low-turnout primary, with about 28 percent of the vote, was former three-term congressman Rob Simmons, initially recruited for the race by the national Republican Party. (aol)
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