Could WWE nation provide the Nutmeg State with their first female US Senator ever?
Linda McMahon, the former WWE CEO, gave fellow GOP’er a smack down at the Republican state convention Friday night as she beat Christopher Shayes 730 to 389. However, the battle will continue against her rival Shayes until the Connecticut August primary. McMahon said she intends to focus her campaign on Chris Murphy, the Democrats’ endorsed candidate, but will also continue to target Shays. “Chris Murphy and Chris Shays have very similar voting records. The November election will be a battle royal for the retiring Joe Liberman’s US Senate seat.
Republican delegates at their state convention Friday night once again put their faith in U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, although her contentious battle with rival Christopher Shays will continue until a mid-August primary.
McMahon, the former CEO of WWE, received 60.4 percent of the vote. Shays netted 32.2 percent, easily meeting the threshold — 15 percent of the total — to force a primary.
Linda McMahon said following her overwhelming victory:
“We’re going to send the first woman senator to Washington in the history of Connecticut,” she said in the speech that she said she would have made from the podium. “Connecticut, we’re tired of waiting.”
“We know our economy is not working because Americans are not working,” McMahon said. “We are going to move Washington out of the doldrums that it’s in. … We are going to get people back to work and get our economy stimulated.”
LINDA FOR US SENATE 2012 website.