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Connecticut Senate Race

Shorting the Hype of a Candidate with Momentum

Steve Schohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Schohn

"You would have done very well so far this cycle shorting the hype that a candidate has 'momentum'. Yes, I'm looking at you, Connecticut." --Nate Si...

Federal Judge Rules Connecticut Voters Can Wear WWE Garb To Polls

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Connecticut's top election official to allow voters to wear World Wrestling Entertainment...

Ad Slams Linda McMahon On WWE's Steroid Abuse Past

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is seeking to put a chokehold on Connecticut's Linda McMahon with a new ad targeted directly at the WWE's...

CT-Sen: 57% Blumenthal (D), 39% McMahon (R) (Suffolk 10/19-20)

Huffington Post | Carly Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suffolk University 10/19-20/10; 500 likely voters, 4.4% margin of error Mode: live telephone interviews (Suffolk release) Connecticut 2010 Senate 57...

CT-Sen: 51% Blumenthal (D), 46% McMahon (R) (Rasmussen 10/14)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/7/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Connecticut 2010 Senate 51% Blumenthal (D), 46% ...

Yalie Perplexed by Anti-Yale Sentiment

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

Americans don't resent upward mobility; they just resent getting so few chances at it. There isn't an obvious solution to this situation. But until we address it, we need to be prepared for a great deal of irritation from a great many people.

Linda McMahon Bodyslams Blumenthal With Ad About Vietnam War Comments (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Linda McMahon is out with a brutal new attack ad highlighting controversial comments made by her opponent Richard Blumenthal about his Vietnam War-era...

Linda McMahon's Body Count

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Welcome to the race for Senator of Connecticut, where McMahon is self-funding her campaign on the bodies of the dead wrestlers who have built the billion-dollar empire that is World Wrestling Entertainment.

Mark Blumenthal

Connecticut Senate Race: Polls Show McMahon Gaining on Blumenthal | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We have seen some hopeful polls for Democrats in recent days, but the last 24 hours brings results that will cheer Republicans and restore Democratic ...

'Mothers Opposing McMahon' Ad Targets Linda McMahon's Professional Wrestling Past

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Mothers Opposing McMahon," a group funded by the Connecticut Democratic Party, is out with a new ad seeking to ensure that one of Republican Senate c...

Linda McMahon Talks WWE Past, Possible Sarah Palin Endorsement (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Frontrunning Connecticut GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon defended her controversial WWE past and addressed the possibility of becoming one of Sarah...

Jason Linkins

WATCH: Florida Senate Candidate Is Just The Most Ridiculous Of 2010's Yacht-Owning Politicos | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During this time of widespread financial misery, one would hope that the election season would yield a crop of politicians capable of relating to the ...

Jason Linkins

Rob Simmons Running For Connecticut Senate, Ending Stealth Campaign | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the weeks since the Connecticut GOP threw its official support behind former WWE CEO Linda McMahon at the state convention, her opponent, former Co...

Jason Linkins

Linda McMahon's Campaign Ad Targets Country-Club Swells (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Linda McMahon is a wealthy lady from Connecticut with a yacht named "Sexy Bitch" who is running in the GOP primary for the Senate seat currently occup...

Jason Linkins

Rob Simmons Announces That His Suspended Campaign Will Produce (Suspended) Campaign Ads | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The susurrations that Rob Simmons might return to the Connecticut Senate race after losing out at the state convention continue to grow louder. Simmo...

Jason Linkins

Rob Simmons's CT Senate Race Return? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, we noted the emergence of "Mothers Against McMahon," which repeated criticism of prospective Connecticut GOP Senate contender Linda McMaho...

Jason Linkins

Linda McMahon, CT Senate Candidate, Slammed By Mothers Group Over WWE Past (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in May, former Congressman Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) suspended his campaign against WWE CEO Linda McMahon, both of whom were vying for the GOP nomina...

Dick Blumenthal Fires At Linda McMahon Over WWE 'Violence, Sex And Abusive Treatment Of Women'

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Democrat Richard Blumenthal is taking aim at his Republican Senate rival, Linda McMahon, over her former role as CEO of World Wrestling En...

Linda McMahon: Connecticut Senate Candidate Confronted By Racy Wrestling Past (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Republican Linda McMahon is hitting some speed bumps in her campaign for a U.S. Senate seat. The problem? Her past as the CEO of World Wre...

Linda McMahon: Connecticut Senate Candidate To Be Hit With Lawsuit From WWE Wrestler's Widow

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — The widow of a World Wrestling Entertainment performer who died in a televised 1999 stunt filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday agai...

Blumenthal Still Polling Well Among Connecticut Voters

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — There may have been predictions of his political demise in Washington, but Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal's ca...

Sam Stein

Richard Blumenthal Vietnam Controversy: What He Can Learn From Bruce Caputo | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has entered undoubtedly the most critical 48-hour window of his political career. Presented with a cle...

Richard Blumenthal Calls NYT Report 'Outrageous Distortion'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Richard Blumenthal defended himself against charges that he repeatedly made misleading comments about his military service during a press conf...

Richard Blumenthal Exaggerates Military Service Record

New York Times | Raymond Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose an...

Jason Linkins

Linda McMahon, Connecticut Senate Contender: Now Is The Time To Promote Offshore Oil Drilling | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, that Gulf oil spill! Not going well. Officials once again face the prospect that the magnitude of the disaster may have been underestimated. And...