In Connecticut, GOP Woman Candidate Leads Primary, Democratic Woman Candidate Trails

The potential for the Connecticut senate race to turn into a contest between two female candidates is looking a little dimmer based on new polling of the party primaries.  Former WWE Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon, fresh off a 2010 loss, appears poised to win the Republican primary, leading former Republican Congressman Christopher Shays by over 20 points.

McMahon spent over $40 million of her own funds to self-finance her 2010 campaign, and it’s assumed that she’ll spend a large amount this election, too.

But on the Democratic side, former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz is trailing Congressman Christopher Murphy by 12 points, although almost a third of the voters polled said they were still undecided.  Bysiewicz has been endorsed by the pro-woman campaign group EMILY’s List, while Murphy has been getting support from the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee.

Both candidates are currently polling at least 10 points ahead of McMahon, and are tied with Shays.


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Steve R.
Steve R.3 years ago

Well - I thought the "war on women" was supposed to benefit female Democrat candidates?

Perhaps the moral of the story is that the majority of women don't see any "war".

Or perhaps it's that "Emily's List" endorsement?

Ladies - looks like you'll have to vote for the only woman in the race at the end of the day. Can't have a man win it - Democrat or not!

Troy G.
Troy Grant3 years ago

Connecticut, where Mammon rules

kelly rahach
kelly r.3 years ago

'40 mill of her (or his) own money' - Phew! How much do they plan on making once they're in to cover the bill?

I'd so like to see a bunch of middle class folks get in - just one congress.

Dennis Deal
Dennis D.3 years ago

Jeffrey W. & Rose L.

Class warfare is strictly a republican tea bagger chant.. Something that plays well with your party.
Considering what the GOP has done in the past few years. most especially in the last few months. Yeah trying to pass and passing legislating against women is a real good indication of how GOP feel about women in general.

Lets not forget a bunch of men in Washington flatly saying that women were not needed to testify on a woman issues. What is that called. Why it is called for the lack of anything better than a war..

Oh and Rose L. while you are jumping up and down about a woman running on the GOP don't jump to much. It is after all Connecticut.. Not Virginia..

Phil P.
Phil P.3 years ago

Not worth a comment to counter Jeffery's nonsense citing a negative that never existed. Why do you bother with your BS. Go paddle your own butt.

Phyllis s.
Phyllis S.3 years ago

Have you SEEN the $$$$ in CT?? No surprise here. The rich, will always have CHOICE , in ALL matters. So they just vote to keep their freedom!

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

At least it looks like CT should elect someone with more than money as credentials to serve...

Robert K.
Robert K.3 years ago

No, the war on women claim is factual. It's just that the ignorant, uninformed and stupid aren't ALL men.

Rose L.
Rose L.3 years ago

@ Jeffrey W: "It's amazing McMahon is still even alive. Wasn't there some sort of Republican war on women?"

Good one! There are a whole lot of us Republican / Conservative / Tea Partier women still alive. Guess the War on Women claim is bogus. :)

Steve Vincenti
Steve Vincenti3 years ago

Any woman that votes teapublican is out of her mind!!