Chris Murphy defeats Linda McMahon in Connecticut Senate race11/7/2012
In her second U.S. Senate campaign, Republican Linda McMahon again came up short. On Tuesday night, the Associated Press called the race in favor of her Democratic opponent, Rep. Chris Murphy, in the race to replace Joe Lieberman, who is retiring. It wasn’t a surprising result — McMahon had found herself trailing in polls heading into Election Day, and during the final days of her campaign, made a controversial decision to attract ticket-splitters who planned to vote for Barack Obama. In 2010, McMahon, the wife of World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman/CEO Vince McMahon, lost to Democrat Richard Blumenthal in her first Senate bid.
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