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  • ** FILE ** Linda McMahon speaks during the 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner at the Stamford Hilton, Stamford, Conn., Thursday night, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Time, Bob Luckey)

    Linda McMahon muscles in, becomes a GOP mega-donor

    WrestleMania billionaire and failed politician Linda McMahon has emerged as a new Republican mega-donor, Politico said.

  • Former 2-time GOP Senate candidate to be honored

    The Connecticut Republican Party is bestowing two-time U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon with its highest honor.

  • George Allen, joined by his family, gives his concession speech Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012, in Richmond, Va. Allen, a Republican, lost the race for the U.S. Senate seat to Democrat Tim Kaine. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

    Big names in sports thrown for losses by voters

    On a night when sports and politics went 1-on-1, name recognition scored few points with voters.

  • 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.

  • Inside Politics: Democrat takes lead in Connecticiut Senate race poll

    Rep. Christopher S. Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, was trailing his U.S. Senate opponent Linda McMahon just three weeks ago, but now he has gained the upper edge in the race, with a new poll Wednesday morning giving him a 6-point lead.

  • 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. (Associated Press)

    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: Intel chairman challenges account of embassy attack

    A leading House Republican is challenging the White House's initial account that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a spontaneous assault tied to protests over an anti-Islam video.

  • Voters fill out their ballots at Precinct 326 in Hialeah, Fla., during the state's primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Familiar faces win primaries: Mack in Fla., McMahon in Conn., and Thompson in Wis.

    In the latest showdown between the two factions fighting for the soul of the GOP, both sides could claim victory in Tuesday's primaries, with tea party candidates winning races in Connecticut and Florida and "establishment" Republicans prevailing elsewhere in Florida and Wisconsin.

  • Linda McMahon has a comfortable lead in the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut over former Rep. Christopher Shays. (Associated Press)

    Tea partyers flex muscle in three states with Tuesday primaries

    Anti-establishment Republicans are gunning for the GOP nod in primaries for Senate seats in Connecticut, Florida and Wisconsin on Tuesday, in what is the last major test for tea partyers and their allies before November.

  • Linda McMahon is running again as an outsider for the U.S. Senate after losing her first race two years ago. She spent nearly $50 million of her own fortune in 2010 in a losing bid for U.S. Senate against Democrat Richard Blumenthal. (Associated Press)

    Another Senate bid for McMahon

    Soon after Linda McMahon suffered a three-count smackdown, she was back on her feet buying postelection TV ads to thank supporters and looking to get right back in the ring.

  • Pro-wrestling executive Linda McMahon greets former Rep. Christopher Shays before a campaign debate in April. Both are seeking the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut independent. The primary vote is in August. (Associated Press)

    McMahon wrestles establishment for GOP Senate nomination prize

    Establishment Republicans in Washington are rallying around former Rep. Christopher Shays in his bid to become the party's Senate nominee in Connecticut this fall, arguing that he is the party's best chance to seize the seat of retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman.

  • Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal and his wife, Cynthia, have filed separate financial disclosure reports. Mrs. Blumenthal's family is worth tens of millions of dollars. (Associated Press)

    Show me the money: Not this candidate

    sRichard Blumenthal isn't flashy. Typically dressed in a plain dark suit, he switched his gas-guzzling state vehicle to an austere Honda Civic hybrid when fuel prices jumped. A fixture at potluck suppers, he has built a political career over 20 years of taking on the causes of everyday citizens in Connecticut.

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    Candidates for Illinois governor are linking their opponents to convicted previous governors.

  • In this March 2, 2010 file pool photo, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon during at the Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford campus in West Hartford, Conn. A bomb threat, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, forced the evacuation of a political fundraiser in Connecticut attended by Ms. McMahon, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate. She faces Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the November election. (AP Photo/John Woike, Pool, File)

    Bomb threat at McMahon fundraiser in Connecticut

    A bomb threat forced the evacuation of a political fundraiser in Connecticut attended by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon.

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  • Two-time U.S. Senate candidate and former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, who received the annual Prescott Bush Award, said she hoped Jeb Bush would give the crowd "the inside track" on the state of the GOP in the 2016 presidential race.

    Connecticut Republicans loudly applaud Jeb Bush →

  • While he's popular on the eastern side of the state, Mrs. McMahon enjoys strong support from Republican-rich southwestern Connecticut, where she lives and where WWE's headquarters is located, she said.

    GOP hopeful back in Senate race →

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