Linda McMahon Dominates GOP Senate Primary in Connecticut

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Linda McMahon. Photo: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images

For the second time in two years, former WWE CEO Linda McMahon has won the GOP Senate nomination in Connecticut after taking a metaphorical folding chair to the face of her primary opponent, the moderate former congressman Chris Shays, whom she beat by a ridiculous 73 percent to 23 percent margin. McMahon lost her 2010 Senate race to Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, despite spending $47 million of her own money. As for this race, Democratic nominee Chris Murphy, a three-term congressman, has consistently led McMahon in the polls. Can she pull off an upset victory in a solidly blue state, and in the process, help the GOP flip control of the Senate? She will certainly spend an obscene amount of money trying. 

McMahon Dominates Connecticut GOP Senate Primary