1:19 PM, May 19, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon has won the endorsement of the Connecticut Republican party in the race for the U.S. Senate. The New Haven Register reports:
HARTFORD — Linda McMahon, the wrestling entrepreneur, has prevailed for a second time, with the Republican Convention endorsing her as its candidate for U.S. Senate in a 2-1 win over her main opponent.
The official tally was 730 for McMahon to 389 for former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, who had conceded before the vote was announced around 11:30 p.m. She won with 60.4 percent of the vote to 32.2 percent for Shays.
McMahon called for the party to come together, but Shays earlier said he was ready to take his fight to a primary and then to the general election.
Shays has said he will contest the August 14 primary.
6:04 PM, May 1, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Linda McMahon, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, released her first television ad of the cycle. The 60-second ad will run statewide and features McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, telling her personal story. Watch the ad below:
3:22 PM, Apr 25, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On Tuesday, World Wrestling Entertainment sent a letter to the Senate campaign of Chris Shays asking the former Connecticut congressman to publicly apologize for alleging that WWE promotes bullying and violence. Shays contends that these practices reflect on his Republican primary Senate opponent, Linda McMahon, who co-founded WWE and was its CEO until 2009.
12:30 PM, Apr 25, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In a recent interview with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, former Connecticut congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Chris Shays criticized the business of his Republican primary opponent, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon. “Folks in Connecticut are not likely to elect someone whose business is violence, bullying, degradation of minorities and women,” Shays said. “That kind of marks her.”
The favored candidates strike back.12:38 PM, Apr 17, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidates in Texas, Indiana, and Connecticut are fighting back against primary opponents with new ads.
Incumbent senator Dick Lugar of Indiana, campaigning against Republican Richard Mourdock, has a new ad knocking his challenger as untrustworthy, and claiming the Indiana state treasurer received thousands in illegal tax deductions "for years." Watch the ad below:
Linda McMahon is in for round two, but Chris Shays is challenging from the middle.2:49 PM, Apr 16, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With independent Democrat Joseph Lieberman retiring from the Senate after four terms, do Connecticut Republicans have a shot at the seat in 2012? Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays think so.
5:03 PM, Apr 5, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In an increasingly contentious Connecticut Senate primary, Republicans Linda McMahon and Chris Shays are arguing that each is a better fiscal conservative than the other. In a new blog post, the McMahon campaign says Shays, a former congressman, has a similar record on spending and debt as the likely Democratic nominee, three-term congressman Chris Murphy.
It's getting messy. 12:00 AM, Mar 18, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
If the Democrats’ health care bill were a chemical, the Environmental Protection Agency might label it as a toxic substance lethal to incumbents. More wavering House lawmakers are realizing this chilling electoral reality as the showdown vote approaches in the next several days.
What’s keeping vulnerable Democrats up at night? The likelihood that even voting “no” might not be enough to protect some of them from the poisonous political atmosphere that has been building and that passage of the bill could further aggravate.
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