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Breaking: Conn. GOP endorses ex-wrestling exec. for Senator: Schiff not even close!

[The Connecticut GOP deserves to be full-body slammed for this vote.]

Linda McMahon just won the Connecticut GOP nomination for U.S. Senate. The vote count is as follows:

McMahon 732

Rob Simmons 632

Peter Schiff 44

Vincent Forras 7

May 22, 2:55 AM EDT
Conn. AG, ex-wrestling exec spar for US Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Criticism aimed at Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wasn't enough to keep him from securing the Democratic nomination for Christopher Dodd's U.S. Senate seat but was sufficient to help political unknown and ex-wrestling executive Linda McMahon get the GOP nod.

Blumenthal and McMahon won their party nominations at conventions Friday for the post that the Democratic senator has held since 1981. Dodd is retiring.

Blumenthal easily captured the nomination despite recent criticism for misstating his military record during Vietnam.

"I have made mistakes. I regret them. And I have taken responsibility," Blumenthal said. "But this campaign must be about the people of Connecticut."

McMahon, once an executive with World Wrestling Entertainment, has acknowledged providing information on Blumenthal's misstatements to the media.

"I venture to say we're going to lay the smackdown on him come November," said McMahon, who has vowed to spend $50 million of her own money in the campaign.

"I was an unknown coming into this race," she said. "I needed to have a good solid campaign out of the box because people need to know who I am and what I stand for."

But before McMahon takes on Blumenthal in the fall, she has to get by former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, a Vietnam war veteran with two Bronze Stars. He received enough votes Friday to force an August primary.

McMahon pulled away from Simmons when several dozen delegates at the Republican convention switched their votes before the first ballot became final.

And Fairfield County money manger Peter Schiff, who lost many of his delegates to McMahon, may try to petition his way onto the primary ballot, supporters said.

Despite the national attention that Blumenthal's misstatements have attracted, Democrats said they could not ignore his 26 years of political service - six years as a state lawmaker and 20 as Connecticut's omnipresent attorney general - to the state.


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The GOP supports actors because

they are in business, professionally, to subvert people. Who else would they pick ?

After all, what makes up the GOP's 'base'.

Idiots, period.

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The GOP runs their party like the WWF!

When I consider that, then it makes sense for them to pick a wrestling exec.

bad news

crooked machine...

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legalize, just like wrestling, right?

Wrestling and politics have much in common.


Linda McMahon that woman won because she has big money.

a lot of bad news today so I am trying to relax with this song -

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Peter Schiff started way too

Peter Schiff started way too late... He dicked around for month when he should have been campaigning. I mean, I know he has things to do. I'm not trying to put all the blame on him but...

It is still very silly that these fools chose a WWE owner. Wrestling is fake, what do you think you are going to get in congress?

How did Schiff lose delegates to McMahon? There was probably a pay-off somewhere.

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Agree, Schiff may have started late, but far sooner than...

an x-wrestling exec? Also where is her credibility and a track record compared with Schiff's?

Finally, where is the credibility of the Conn. GOP?...Nowhere is the answer!!

A liar vs. a wrestler are best choices that Conn. could find to replace Dodd. Wait a minute..that all makes sense now. They get what they deserve and what they have already been getting with the likes of Dodd.


A wrestling exec who has a

A wrestling exec who has a billion dollars...

Unfortunately, I partly

Unfortunately, I partly agree.

In Michigan, petition is the norm.

It would seem unlikely that Rand Paul would have even been in the Kentucky primary had the RNC had its way.

RNC is struggling with its fund raising, so a candidate with the money to help fill the parties bank account, gets the nod.

So to the petitions, then on to a primary victory!

Free includes debt-free!

The biggest obstacle

in Schiff's path to the senate IMO is McMahon's money. His biggest asset may be that he is in synch with and endorsed by a consortium of Connecticut tea parties.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

I am amazed that the

I am amazed that the Democrats feel confident with a known liar as their candidate. His experience doesn't really count for much does it when his character is lacking the integrity so badly needed in politicians. Do they really think citizens are that naive again??? or can it be that the power elite are setting them up with another "Scott Brown" to succour the win?

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I am just as amazed that the RINOs want an x-wrestling....

exec. with no credibility and no track record of success in the real world, unless one considers wrestling real.


was to be expected.
Primary in August :)

I agree

I agree but he needs boots on the ground to get the signatures to get on the ballot.


Linda McMahon???? Is that

Linda McMahon???? Is that the best these fools can come up with?

Who the hell is Linda McMahon? What are her credentials? Peter Schiff is a businessman and an economist. He understands what is wrong, and knows how to remedy it. Linda McMahon, what does she know?

The CT GOP has a history of losing election because they put up such lack-luster candidates. Republicans in CT need to throw these fools out of the leadership positions in the Party. Otherwise, the CT GOP will continue to lose elections - and considering the candidates they put up, who really cares?



Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

With all due respect

to the few liberty minded Conn. people.
Conneticut SUCKS!
I'm not gonna bother even spell checking that crappy state.

maybe jesse ventura can do

maybe jesse ventura can do the body slamming



very disappointing...this

very disappointing...this pretty much gives schiff no chance. :( could we have done more?

Schiff Response

That is not enough for the primary ballot, so can he go for the signatures to get on the ballot.

Now is the time to really turn up the energy.


Schiff's response

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liberty, My feelings also.

How much more could we have done.

Money a lot of exposure here, and even with all of his charisma, national exposure, and right-on predictions, this is the result! Nothing!

This is extremely disappointing.