Now 2-way race for Schiff?Submitted by McClarinJ on Tue, 05/25/2010 - 09:43
Former Connecticut Rep. Rob Simmons (R) is expected to end his Senate candidacy this morning -- days after he lost the state party convention to former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, according to a source familiar with the decision.
Simmons, who represented the eastern Connecticut 2nd district for six years last decade before losing in 2006, had long argued that his experience in office made him the stronger candidate against state Attorney General Dick Blumenthal (D).
In recent days, Simmons has received something of a boost as Blumenthal has come under fire for misrepresentations about his Vietnam service record. (Simmons is a decorated Vietnam vet.)
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It's worth noting that it has been months since there has been a voter preference poll in the Republican primary in CT and the only numbers for Schiff are from before he launched his radio and TV ad campaign.