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The parties were already sharpening their rhetorical knives for the upcoming campaign.
While National Republican Senatorial Committee head Sen. John Cornyn of Texas hailed Mrs. McMahon as “a self-made businesswoman who helped grow her company from a modest 13-person endeavor to a successful international corporation,” Democratic counterpart Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey was taking the gloves off.
“Connecticut Republicans today nominated a corporate CEO of WWE, who under her watch violence was peddled to kids, steroid abuse was rampant, yet she made her millions,” he said.
In the Democratic primary battle to succeed retiring Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy turned backed business executive Ned Lamont, the Democrats’ 2006 Senate nominee, in a minor upset. On the Republican side, former Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley defeated Lt. Gov. Michael Fidele. Democrats have not elected a governor in the state since 1986.
Had he lost, Mr. Bennet would have been the third Senate incumbent to be knocked off in a primary this year, following the losses by Utah Republican Sen. Bob Bennett and Pennsylvania Democrat Arlen Specter this spring.
In Minnesota, former Democratic Sen. Mark Dayton was struggling in his comeback bid for governor, trailing House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher by nearly 7 percentage points with about a third of the votes counted at deadline. The winner takes on Republican state legislator Tom Emmer for the right to succeed retiring Republican Gov. Tom Pawlenty.
Despite the state’s Democratic tilt in recent elections, the party has not elected a governor since 1991.
Washington state and Wyoming hold the next primaries on Aug. 17, with Florida, Alaska and Arizona voters going to the polls a week later.
David Sands reported from Washington.
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