HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After she lost her first U.S. Senate race in 2010, Republican Linda McMahon promised the Connecticut GOP she would run a totally different campaign in 2012.
The former wrestling executive said she didn't need to spend $50 million again. Her second campaign would be more grass-roots oriented. She would work to improve her standing among women.
But during the final months of this year's race, she resembled the McMahon of old.
McMahon spent almost the same eye-popping amount, plastered TV screens with ads, and women ultimately backed her Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy. In the end, she lost with 43 percent of the vote, the same percentage she garnered in 2010.
State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. acknowledged Wednesday that "perhaps the age of big self-funders is over in Connecticut."
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Amanda | November 8 2012 7:39am
PLEASE, just go away Mrs McMahon. You are NOT qualified and the people of this state have spoken TWICE that they do NOT want you. I HOPE you listen this time and I hope the republicans tell you to go away if you ever want to run again. How much good would have done giving even half that money to charity instead of trying to stroke your ego with it??
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