Republican candidate for Senate Linda McMahon addresses her Democratic rival, Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, in an Oct. 7, 2012, debate in Rocky Hill, Conn. The two are vying for the seat from Connecticut being vacated by Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent. Mrs. McMahon ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 2010. (Associated Press)

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Republican candidate for Senate Linda McMahon addresses her Democratic rival, Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, in an Oct. 7, 2012, debate in Rocky Hill, Conn. The two are vying for the seat from Connecticut being vacated by Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent. Mrs. McMahon ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 2010. (Associated Press)