Smackdown looms in Connecticut Senate race | Reuters
Republican Linda McMahon, a former professional wrestler and half of the married couple that ran World Wrestling Entertainment, has steadily gained ground on Democrat Richard Blumenthal, the state’s attorney general.
Buoyed by her personal campaign warchest, she now stands within 10 percentage points of Blumenthal, according to a Quinnipiac University poll published this week. In the spring that gap was as much as 25 points.
“The McMahon-Blumenthal Senate race in Connecticut could be a real smackdown as the Republican has the money and momentum,” said Douglas Schwartz, poll director at Quinnipiac in Hamden, Connecticut, which plans to issue a new poll on Monday.