Articles Tagged 'Linda McMahon'
Connecticut: Himes Fundraises Off McMahon House Race Rumors
Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., used the possibility of former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon running for Congress to bring in bucks on Thursday.
â€œSheâ€™s baaaaaaaaack,â€ read the email from Himes, who warned his supporters that the two-time Senate candidate could try to â€œbuyâ€ a House seat.
Local news outlets report that McMahon has continued to stay involved in local… READ MORE
Chris Murphy Pulls Ahead Of Linda McMahon In Connecticut Senate Election: Poll
By Edith Honan
Oct 24 (Reuters) – Connecticut Democratic U.S. Congressman Chris Murphy has pulled ahead of Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon in their U.S. Senate race, taking a 49 percent to 43 percent lead in a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.
Murphy is now leading among women and older voters, but the closely watched race remains fluid less than… READ MORE
Murphy, McMahon clash in first Conn. Senate debate
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) â€” The rancor seen in the advertising for Connecticutâ€™s close U.S. Senate race spilled over Sunday into the first debate of the campaign, with Republican Linda McMahon and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy accusing one another of deceit and avoiding the issues that matter to voters.
McMahon, the 64-year-old former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, now … READ MORE
Arizona, Connecticut Contests Are Flipping the Script
ByÂ Abby Livingston,Â Roll Call Staff
The emergence of Arizona and Connecticut as competitive Senate battlegrounds has reinforced one of the most important themes of this cycle: In a neutral political environment, candidates matter more than ever.
Both open-seat races share similarities that extend beyond the fact that each party was favored to hold one seat until recently. The contests… READ MORE
Senate hinges on New England
By Alexander Bolton–The Hill
The battle for control of the Senate could come down to New England, a region where the GOP brand was seen as defunct a few years ago.
A best-case scenario for Republicans would allow the party to retain Senate seats in Massachusetts and Maine while picking up a seat in Connecticut. Coupled with gains in other… READ MORE
CT: Second Time, A New Image For McMahon
ByÂ JOSEPH DE AVILAÂ AndÂ ANDREW GROSSMAN, The Wall Street Journal
ENFIELD, Conn.â€”There are few Connecticut voters who don’t know Linda McMahon, thanks to the three years and $62 million the Republican has spent campaigning for Senate this year and in 2010.
But despite all that time and money, a persistently large number of them still don’t like the former… READ MORE
Former Wrestling CEO McMahon Returns for Next Round
ByÂ Stephen Clark, Fox News
You canâ€™t keep a good woman down â€“ especially one known for putting the smackdown on her opponents.
Former World Wrestling Entertainment executiveÂ Linda McMahonÂ is back, running for U.S. Senate in Connecticut after her first bid fell short last year against the now-Sen. Dick Blumenthal.
And just like in wresting, when a character changes… READ MORE
Simmons vs. McMahon, Part Deux?
Don Michak, Journal Inquirer
Robert R. Simmons, the former 2nd District congressman who in May was defeated by Linda McMahon in their battle for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, acknowledged Monday that heâ€™s thinking about a potential rematch in 2012.
But the Stonington politician added that he wouldnâ€™t make a bid for the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Joseph… READ MORE
Democrats Charge â€˜Stand Up for WWEâ€™ Campaign Reeks of McMahon Coordination
By Steve Peoples, CQ-Roll Call
World Wrestling Entertainment is taking the fight to Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, a move that provoked immediate criticism from Democrats and questions of illegal coordination.
In a campaign launched last night and expected to run through Election Day, Vince McMahon â€” husband of Republican Senate hopeful and WWE co-founder Linda McMahon â€” tries to… READ MORE
Nervous New England Dems Call on Bill Clinton
byÂ Molly Line, FoxNews
Former PresidentÂ Bill Clinton is attending rallies and fundraisers from Connecticut to Maine this Sunday. Democrats hope he will rally a… READ MORE