Linda McMahon Beats Chris Shays In Connecticut GOP Senate Primary, Will Face Chris Murphy
Former WWE executive Linda McMahon will face Rep. Chris Murphy for the Senate seat being vacated by Joe Lieberman.
It’s the second time the state’s Republicans have chosen McMahon over a veteran politician as the standard-bearer in the general election for an open Senate seat. McMahon lost in 2010 to then-Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat, after spending about $50 million of her own money. She has loaned or given about $15.7 million to this campaign so far.
Murphy says he’s got the political and financial ability to take her on.