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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Connecticut Smackdown

Richard Blumenthal once has a twenty plus point lead. But professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon is closing so fast the the Cook Report now rates the race a toss-up.

The sober, nonpartisan Cook Political Report updated its assessment of the Connecticut Senate race today, moving the contest between Democrat Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon from Lean Democratic to Toss Up. This will add to growing dread among Democrats that Mr. Blumenthal is letting this race slip away. The change in rating will add to growing Republican enthusiasm for Mrs. McMahon as she becomes the more visible and confident candidate in the race.

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