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Linda McMahon vs. Joe Lieberman in 2012?

I think a lot of Connecticut Republicans ended up impressed with Linda McMahon as a Senate candidate; her effort ended up to be a lot more than a well-funded celebrity vanity campaign. She lost by 12 percentage points, but that gap started as high as 30 to 40 points in some polls.

Her 498,341 votes were the most for a Republican in a Senate race since Lowell Weicker in 1988, and she forced the DSCC to commit nearly $2 million in funds in this state. Joe Lieberman, the independent-who-caucuses-with-Democrats, is up for reelection in 2012.

The latest:

In case anyone thought Linda McMahon’s political aspirations had been quenched by her $50 million losing bid for the U.S. Senate in 2010, this ought to clarify things: The former head of World Wrestling Entertainment will travel to Washington to meet with National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn.

“I don’t know what her message is going to be, but I sort of suspect she isn’t finished,” Cornyn told Roll Call, which broke the story.


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