Linda McMahon, the former WWE CEO has won the Republican “Battle Royal” US Senate primary over GOP opponents Rob Simmons and Peter Schiff. With 58 percent of the vote in, AP shows McMahon with 19-point lead over former Congressman Rob Simmons and projects Linda McMahon the winner. McMahon easily outdistanced her opponents 49% to Simmons’ 28% and and Schiff’s 23%.
Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon won an encore smackdown over Republican opponents Rob Simmons and Peter Schiff to become the GOP Senate nominee in Connecticut.
At a GOP convention in May, McMahon beat out Simmons, a veteran of the Vietnam War, the CIA and Congress, as well as Schiff, a financier. But the two losing candidates gathered signatures to qualify for the primary ballot. Simmons at one point put his campaign on ice, then reignited it in time for the election. He won the endorsements of a number of newspapers, including the Hartford Courant. The newspaper said Simmons’ “impressive resume” outweighed his “strange campaign.”
All of the Connecticut – Summary Vote Results can be found HERE.
Linda McMahon will now take on Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the November midterm elections for the Senate seat vacated by Chris Dodd, who was losing badly in polling prior to his exit. In the latest Rasmussen poll prior to the primary, Blumenthal was leading McMahon by 13%. Since Dodd decided to call it quits knowing that due to his Countrywide scandals he would lose the race, the CT Senate seat has pretty much become a solid Democrat hold with Blumenthal. I guess the Nutmeg state does not care whether their candidate openly lies about his military service. One would think that in the present political climate and the low approval ratings of Congress that “We the People” would want truthful politicians. Then again, maybe not.
It’s pretty bad when even VP Joe Biden uses you as a gaffe punch line. The Connecticut voters have 84 days to figure out whether “a few misplaced words” are emblematic of what the future has to offer with Democrat Richard Blumenthal.
Just when you thought that the Connecticut US Senate race was a done deal for Democrats … along comes the truth about AG Richard Blumenthal’s actual service in Vietnam and the lies he perpetrated … the truth is, there was no service in Vietnam.
Actually candidate Blumenthal what is unforgivable is lying about being in Vietnam when you knowing received and went out of your way to get 5 deferments to make sure you never were sent to Vietnam.
UPDATE I: Democrat Dannel Malloy Wins Primary; Ned Lamont Makes Concession Speech.
Isn’t this fascinating, Malloy comes out of no where to defeat Ned Lamont in the Democrat primary for CT governor.