Tags: Linda | McMahon | Surges | Senate-Race

Linda McMahon Surges in Conn. Senate Race

Thursday, 20 May 2010 10:05 AM


Republican Linda McMahon’s quest for the U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut has evolved to a genuine threat to the GOP opponent she faces in a party nominating contest Friday, according to a report at Boston.com.

McMahon has raced ahead in polls against her primary challenger, former representative Rob Simmons — once touted as the GOP’s best chance of capturing the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd.

"I’m capitalizing on the mood I find across Connecticut. We don’t want people who are the same old career politicians. We want a fresh face and fresh ideas," McMahon said in an interview this week.

McMahon, who characterizes herself as a fiscal conservative, has met with tea party activists but has not aligned specifically with the movement. Tea party leaders have endorsed a third candidate, businessman Peter Schiff.

A Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday, after the furor erupted over Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal’s statements of his military record, showed she had narrowed Blumenthal’s lead in a hypothetical race to 48 percent-45 percent. Two weeks ago, Blumenthal’s lead was 13 points.

To read the full story — Go Here Now.

© All Rights Reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved