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Connecticut Senate Race

Former GOP Rep: 'Republicans Love People Who Have Money'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) learned a lesson that he "didn't like" when he was crushed by Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon in a 2012 senat...

Obama Helps Out Dem Candidate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama appeared in his first -- and likely last in this election cycle -- ad for a U.S. Senate candidate, showing support for Rep. Chr...

Matt Sledge

Connecticut Senate Debate Turns Personal | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

It was a nasty night in New London. As former World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. CEO Linda McMahon and Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy squared off in ...

Matt Sledge

Linda McMahon Creditor's Relative Has 'Absolutely No Faith In That Woman's Campaign' | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The great-granddaughter of a man involved in Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon's bankruptcy said that despite press reports to th...

Matt Sledge

Chris Murphy, Linda McMahon Face Off In Testy Connecticut Senate Debate | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

Linda McMahon and Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) met in their first debate on Sunday, a crucial test in a heavily contested Senate race that has taken on...

McMahon On The Verge Of An Unexpected Smackdown

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

(Adds reaction from candidates) By Edith Honan NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The Connecticut U.S. Senate race is essentia...

Matt Sledge

Linda McMahon Proposes Social Security "Sunset" | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In little-noticed remarks at a Tea Party town hall meeting earlier this year, Republican Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon propos...

McMahon Leads Murphy In Connecticut Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Cole Stangler | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

For the first time, Republican candidate Linda McMahon has opened up a lead over her opponent Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) in the Connecticut Senate ra...

Connecticut Ticking Down to the November Election

Mary Ann West | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Although the outcome of the Connecticut primary elections normally draws a yawn, it was not surprising that both party-endorsed favorites won the nod for the soon to be retiring U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman's seat.

GOP Hopeful Losing A Lot In Longshot Bid

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

Republican candidate Linda McMahon is making history in her almost three-year effort to capture a seat to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate. ...

NARAL Breaks With EMILY's List In Senate Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The U.S. Senate race in Connecticut has caused a split between two prominent pro-choice groups, which are now backing different Democratic candidates ...

GOP Candidate Blasts Primary Opponent's 'Bullsh*t' Strategy

Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

In a heated interview with the New Haven Register on Friday, U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays called his Republican opponent Linda McMahon's campaign...

Racing for Senate in a Stem Cell State: Murphy and McMahon

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Democrat Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon are rivals for the U.S. Senate. One of them is fully knowledgeable and supports his state's advancements in stem cell research; the other -- well, not so much.

Linda McMahon Skipping The Republican National Convention

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon is joining other Republicans in competitive Senate races and skipping the Republican National Co...

After Smackdown, Ex-Wrestling CEO Reenters Political Ring

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Soon after Linda McMahon suffered a three-count smackdown, she was back on her feet buying postelection TV ads to thank suppor...

Former Wrestling Exec Linda McMahon Says Rival Should Drop Out For GOP Unity

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon says her Republican rival, former congressman Chris Shays, should quit the race so that the GOP can unify aga...

Good And Bad News For Wrestling Exec Linda McMahon's Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon is leading in the GOP primary race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, the latest Quinnipiac ...

Former Wrestling Exec Makes Pitch In Senate Race

Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate and former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon pitched herself as a job creator while announcing her tax propo...

Asian-American Senate Candidate Plays Jeremy Lin Card

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- As a U.S. Senate candidate from Connecticut, William Tong doesn't have major, state-wide name recognition like his two main rivals ...

Lucia Graves

GOP Hopeful's Keystone XL Script Cribbed From TransCanada | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After calling out an opponent for plagiarism, Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon pulled key parts of her own Keystone XL op-ed, w...

Race For Lieberman's Senate Seat Gears Up

AP | By SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The dust has barely settled on Connecticut's contentious 2010 U.S. Senate race to replace retiring former Sen. Chris Dodd and candi...

Jason Linkins

Linda McMahon vs. Joe Lieberman? Losing Candidate Hints At Future Run | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's been over a week since Connecticut voters did what everyone expected them to do and made Richard Blumenthal their next Senator. But chances are, ...

Elections 2010: Money Can't Buy You Love

Jonathan F.P. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan F.P. Rose

This week's election showed the Tea Party on the rise, America more deeply split, taxes and public spending in the crosshairs, with "me" winning out ...

Connecticut Election Results: Richard Blumenthal Defeats Linda McMahon In 2010 Senate Race

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was elected to the Senate on Tuesday in a bruising cage-fight of a campaign ag...

Richard Blumenthal Defeats Linda McMahon In Connecticut Senate Race

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was elected to the Senate on Tuesday in a bruising cage-fight of a campaign ag...