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Eric Cohen

McMahon vs. Murphy - Tale of the Tape

By November 1, 2012

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On Tuesday, Linda McMahon will be battling Chris Murphy for a spot in the US Senate. Joe Lieberman, the man that was a few hanging chads away from being Vice President of the United States in 2000, is the current holder of the position they are battling for. He will be stepping down after a 24 year reign as Senator.

Linda McMahon
Linda McMahon is the former CEO of WWE. This is her second time running US Senate. In 2010, she lost the general election to Richard Blumenthal. She received 43.2% of the vote in that election.

Chris Murphy
In 2006, Chris Murphy won the general election to be a Representative for the State of Connecticut in the US House of Representatives and has successfully defended his title as Congressman twice. As a member of the 112th Congress, he is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

My Prediction: Linda McMahon faces a daunting task to win this election based upon the history of Connecticut voters. Their current Governor is a Democrat. All five of their current representatives in Congress are Democrats. Even worse for Linda McMahon and the Republican party, the last time the voters of Connecticut voted a Republican to be their Senator was back in 1982. I just don't see that 30-year streak ending on Tuesday. The most recent poll by Rasmussen has Congressman Murphy ahead with 51% of the vote.

Photo is courtesy of Linda McMahon for Senate 2010

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