Republican Linda McMahon Loses CT Senate Race

Sun Sentinal:

WASHINGTON – Rep. Chris Murphy was elected to an open Connecticut Senate seat, delivering Linda McMahon her second defeat in three years.

Murphy, who was projected to win by the Associated Press, will replace retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who sometimes sides with Democrats but is known for going his own way.

McMahon spent $50 million of her personal fortune in her failed 2010 campaign against Richard Blumenthal, and she is believed to have spent about as much this time around. Campaign finance records filed in mid-October showed that McMahon had loaned $40 million to her campaign, bringing the total to $90 million.

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