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  • Republican Linda McMahon is joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as she campaigns in Waterbury, Conn., for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by independent Joe Lieberman. She had a slight lead over Rep. Christopher S. Murphy last month but now is trailing him by 6 points. (Associated Press)

    A familiar fading feeling for McMahon in Connecticut

    Republican Linda McMahon is hoping things will turn out differently this time around, but right now, her Connecticut U.S. Senate bid is starting to look a lot like the race she lost two years ago, when her September support melted away and she lost by 11 points.

  • Republican candidate for Senate Linda McMahon addresses her Democratic rival, Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, in a debate Sunday 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)

    For McMahon, WWE role wrestled to mat?

    Voters in Connecticut aren't crazy about Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon's background as a top executive in the garish world of pro wrestling, but Democratic rival Rep. Christopher S. Murphy's three terms as a U.S. congressman may be even more damaging to him.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren won the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts. She addressed a gathering outside a firehouse in Boston on Wednesday. Mrs. Warren is running against incumbent Republican Sen. Scott P. Brown. A recent poll show him with 20-point advantage among male voters.

    Male voter support boosts GOP candidates

    Democrats outdo Republicans at convincing women to vote for them, but GOP candidates hold even larger advantages among men in several key Senate races — a flip side of the voting gender gap that favors Republicans but isn't often spoken of.

  • Inside Politics: Santorum wants promises from Romney before endorsement

    Mitt Romney is working to win over his former rivals.

  • Rep. Shelley Berkley, Nevada Democrat, meets with constituents Friday at her office in Las Vegas. It was one of the first such meetings to resume since the wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. (Associated Press)

    Public congressional events resume after shooting

    Less than a week after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other people were shot at her public "Congress on Your Corner" event, similar gatherings across the country resumed in full force Friday, though under greater police presence.

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