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Linda McMahon, Connecticut Senate Candidate, Urged To Release Tax Returns

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Taking a page from the political playbook of its national counterpart, the Connecticut Democratic Party unveiled a new website Wednesday challenging Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon to release her tax returns.

McMahon, former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, has drawn ire from Democratic rivals for requesting a filing extension that delays any disclosure of her tax returns until mid-October.

"Linda McMahon spends a lot of time talking about taxes, but she still refuses to come clean about her own," state party chair Nancy DiNardo said in a statement.

A McMahon spokesman told the New Haven Register that the multi-millionaire Senate hopeful will make her tax returns public as soon as they are finished.

The new website, featuring a logo with "TOP SECRET" stamped over McMahon's name, comes as political pressure builds on Mitt Romney to release more than two years of tax information. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee has refused to give in to the bipartisan calls, saying that President Barack Obama's campaign will mislead voters about his financial history.

McMahon is facing former GOP Rep. Christopher Shays in Connecticut's mid-August Republican primary for retiring independent Sen. Joe Lieberman's seat. On Wednesday, Shays's campaign released a fresh attack claiming that McMahon's run is "about nothing," sampling the famous "Seinfeld" quote.

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