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Simmons gives up in Connecticut…..MacMahon will run against Blumenthal for the Senate…Blumenthal releases internal poll numbers

Rob Simmons WILL drop out of the running for the Connecticut US Senate  seat as a Republican leaving Linda McMahon to run against Richard Blumenethal ….

Rob Simmons will hold a press conference for this morning in New London to announce he’s leaving the U.S. Senate race, sources said late today.
The former congressman and Vietnam War veteran lost the Republican convention’s endorsement on Friday to former World Wrestling CEO Linda McMahon.
Simmons entered the Senate race in the winter of 2009, when a politically ailing Sen. Christopher Dodd was the preumptive Democratic nominee. Throughout the spring and summer and into the fall, Simmons sat atop public opinion polls.
Then McMahon entered the race in September and began spending millions onf television ads and direct mail….

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Meanwhile the Blumenthal campaign has released results from an internal poll that shows him up on McMahon by 15% points……..

Today Blumenthal’s campaign released an internal poll showing him ahead of likely Republican nominee Linda McMahon 55 percent to 40 percent, even though 91 percent of respondents had heard about the controversy regarding his statements about Vietnam. Last week the Republican-leaning pollster Rasmussen found Blumenthal ahead of McMahon 48 percent to 45 percentand leading former Representative Rob Simmons 50 percent to 39 percent. Not only could Blumenthal still win this race, he may still be favored to win. Charlie Cook declared this race a “tossup” just after the New York Times story broke.

More from desmoinesdem @ MyDD…….His By line on the piece is CT Senate….The SAky Is NOT Falling

May 25, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , , | 13 Comments

CT. GOP Senate hopfulLinda McMahon admits helping the NY Times…. out Blumenthal’s Vietnam Remarks…..

Can you believe this????

She comes clean on something that actually happens everyday…

Politicians planting stories (The White House leaks all the time )…

The only problem here is that she used the New Times to cut here opponent’s pool numbers….

The game is certainly dirty…..but the New York Times should know better…..

They should have at least been upfront about it……

Linda McMahon confirmed last night what was widely suspected: Her campaign assisted the New York Times in producing the article that has upended Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s Senate campaign.

Speaking to Fox News’s Sean Hannity, McMahon said her campaign “contributed some research” to the piece.

“[T]hey had initiated the story,” she said. “We contributed some research to the story for the New York Times but they initiated, they did the research, they did all the verification for it.”

She denied a “conspiracy,” repeating that “some of our research, I think, helped them later on after they broke the story.”

The Times has already taken heat for failing to acknowledge the main quote in their piece came from a speech in which Blumenthal later correctly described his service. (Though yesterday another quote surfaced in which Blumenthal said he “wore the uniform in Vietnam.”)

More……..

May 21, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 1 Comment

CT. GOP Senate hopfulLinda McMahon admits helping the NY Times…. out Blumenthal's Vietnam Remarks…..

Can you believe this????

She comes clean on something that actually happens everyday…

Politicians planting stories (The White House leaks all the time )…

The only problem here is that she used the New Times to cut here opponent’s pool numbers….

The game is certainly dirty…..but the New York Times should know better…..

They should have at least been upfront about it……

Linda McMahon confirmed last night what was widely suspected: Her campaign assisted the New York Times in producing the article that has upended Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s Senate campaign.

Speaking to Fox News’s Sean Hannity, McMahon said her campaign “contributed some research” to the piece.

“[T]hey had initiated the story,” she said. “We contributed some research to the story for the New York Times but they initiated, they did the research, they did all the verification for it.”

She denied a “conspiracy,” repeating that “some of our research, I think, helped them later on after they broke the story.”

The Times has already taken heat for failing to acknowledge the main quote in their piece came from a speech in which Blumenthal later correctly described his service. (Though yesterday another quote surfaced in which Blumenthal said he “wore the uniform in Vietnam.”)

More……..

May 21, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 1 Comment

AG Blumenthal in Connecticut is not campaigning too good……

The Dog has watched  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s numbers drop from around 30% above the party insider Republican challenger  Simmons…….to 14% now.………enough to win..but no longer looking like a blow out…..

He’s till 26% ahead of the GOP challenger Linda McMahon…Who will….. in almost all likelihood be the GOP  choice to run against him…..

In a eerie Massachusetts’ senate race echo..The sure winner is not doing to good…..

Only Blumenthal has time to get better….

……We hope…..

Richard Blumenthal’s campaign for the Senate was supposed to be a glide. Nothing and no one could stop him.

As the Connecticut attorney general, Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat, had been sticking up for consumers and middle-class families for 20 years, with widely embraced crusades against easily demonized foes: pedophiles, used-car dealers, utility companies and, even here in the insurance capital of the world, insurers.

No politician in the state had anything close to Mr. Blumenthal’s popularity. So when he jumped into the race to succeed Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrats in Washington immediately crossed the seat off their list of ones to worry about.

But signs of trouble have quickly emerged.

Mr. Blumenthal flopped in his first televised debate against an obscure primary opponent, and he is ruling out any possibility of a rematch.

He appears almost incapable of offering concise answers to even the most predictable questions, like why he is running for the Senate.

And his reliance on prosecutorial parlance and legal arcana has raised unflattering comparisons to another attorney general in a Senate race who seemed a sure winner only to lose in spectacular fashion. Some Democrats are calling him “Martha Coakley in pants,” referring to the candidate who lost the Massachusetts Senate election in January.

“He’s getting into very much unscripted territory, which is not something he’s used to,” said Peter G. Kelly, a Hartford lawyer and Democratic elder statesman who once was the party’s national finance chairman.

Mr. Kelly said years of one-sided news conferences had left the attorney general unaccustomed to challenge.

“He’s got to be able to take attacks, deal with them appropriately and hand them back,” Mr. Kelly said. “He’s not really been tested at that.”

Nationally, Democrats still express confidence about holding on to the seat, and polls show that Mr. Blumenthal, 64, has a prohibitive lead against all comers.

But the Democrats admit to some nervousness, in part because of the Republican he is most likely to confront next fall: the professional-wrestling impresario Linda McMahon. She promises a campaign much like her brand of entertainment, with blunt, in-your-face, emotional appeals and attacks.

And Ms. McMahon has vowed to spend as much as $50 million, about five times what Mr. Blumenthal can muster.

More……..

Note…..

One word of caution Blumenthal, Cuomo and other’s will not win by huge margin…..That very seldom happens to any politican…But Linda McMahon has said she’ll spend up to $50 million dollars on the seat……so Blumenthal better ‘get on his game’ soon…..

April 15, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 5 Comments

Daniel…… Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal's Advantage over Republicans NARROWS though he still leads his Main Rival Rob Simmons by 14 Points…..

Hello Dog!

According to a new Survey in the Nutmeg State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) Advantage over his Republican Opponents has narrowed to under 20 Points though he still leads his likeliest November Opponent former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons by 14 Points.

Rasmussen Survey

Connecticut Senate 2010

General Election

[ Blumenthal and Simmons ]
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  52 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R)  38 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  7 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  55 %
Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R)  35 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  6 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  58 %
Stockbroker & Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff (R)  32 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  6 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.richardblumenthal.com/
http://www.joinrobsimmons.com/
http://www.linda2010.com/frontpage/
http://schiffforsenate.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  55 %
Disapprove  44 %

Governor M. Jodi Rell (R)

Approve  60 %
Disapprove  39 %

Analysis:

Although the Numbers have moved a little I still doubt Blumenthal is in any serious trouble.

Daniel G.

Note:  from the Dog….Cuomo’s numbers in New York…. will come down also……He…. like Blumenthal….. should be a lock…..

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , , | 6 Comments

Daniel…… Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal’s Advantage over Republicans NARROWS though he still leads his Main Rival Rob Simmons by 14 Points…..

Hello Dog!

According to a new Survey in the Nutmeg State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) Advantage over his Republican Opponents has narrowed to under 20 Points though he still leads his likeliest November Opponent former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons by 14 Points.

Rasmussen Survey

Connecticut Senate 2010

General Election

[ Blumenthal and Simmons ]
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  52 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R)  38 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  7 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  55 %
Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R)  35 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  6 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  58 %
Stockbroker & Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff (R)  32 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  6 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.richardblumenthal.com/
http://www.joinrobsimmons.com/
http://www.linda2010.com/frontpage/
http://schiffforsenate.com/

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  55 %
Disapprove  44 %

Governor M. Jodi Rell (R)

Approve  60 %
Disapprove  39 %

Analysis:

Although the Numbers have moved a little I still doubt Blumenthal is in any serious trouble.

Daniel G.

Note:  from the Dog….Cuomo’s numbers in New York…. will come down also……He…. like Blumenthal….. should be a lock…..

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , , | 6 Comments

Daniel…..Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal still cruising; Big surprise in the Republican Primary as McMahon surges ahead of Simmons acorrding to new Quinnipiac Survey….

Hi Dog!

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is still cruising to the Senate according to a new Quinnipiac University Survey in the Nutmeg State. What’s really a big, big surprise is that Q-Pac also now finds former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R-CT) has now toppled former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R-CT) by 10 Points. This is a 20-Point Swing in the last 2 months in favor of McMahon. Are these knuckleheads crazy? They can’t nominate McMahon. She’s simply not fit for the Job.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Connecticut Senate 2010

Democratic Primary

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal  81 %
Software Executive Merrick Alpert  6 %
Undecided  13 %

Republican Primary

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon  44 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons  34 %
Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff  9 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  12 %


General Election

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  62 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R)  26 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  10 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  61 %
Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R)  28 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  10 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  64 %
Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff (R)  21 %
Others  0 %
Undecided  13 %

Job Approvals

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I)

Approve  39 %
Disapprove  54 %
Not Sure  7 %

Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D)

Approve  35 %
Disapprove  58 %
Not Sure  7 %

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  54 %
Disapprove  42 %
Not Sure  4 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.richardblumenthal.com/
http://merrickforachange.com/
http://www.joinrobsimmons.com/
http://www.linda2010.com/
http://schiffforsenate.com/

Analysis:

Blumenthal will win this no doubt about it. What’s more troubling is that my Party could nominate someone with ZERO Experience (Linda McMahon)

Daniel G.

Daniel…Three reasons…..Money……Money…Money

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 3 Comments

From Daniel G…….Blumenthal crushing Republican Opposition in Senate Race……

Hello Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Nutmeg State shows State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is cruising to the Senate.

Rasmussen Survey

Connecticut Senate 2010

General Election


State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  58 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R)  32 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  7 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  60 %
Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R)  31 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  7 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  57 %
Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff (R)  27 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  10 %

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  53 %
Disapprove  46 %

Governor M. Jodi Rell (R)

Approve  65 %
Disapprove  33 %

Barring a Major Scandal Blumenthal will win this quite easily.

Daniel G.

March 4, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Linda McMahon, from co-founder of the WWE to U.S. Senate candidate……

Making her move: McMahon jokes with supporter Sabrina Janco at a gathering in Harwinton, Conn., last week. McMahon says she's willing to spend $50 million of her own money on the campaign.

The move from entertainment to the Congress isn’t to much of a stretch…he’s another example…..

Melissa Russell, a Republican voter in a silk American-flag scarf, interrupted her chat with U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon at the Fairview Farms Golf Club here earlier this month to bring up an old acquaintance.

“On a side note,” said Russell, 41, “when I was in high school, I met Sergeant Slaughter. He came out of a camouflage limo!”

McMahon dipped her head back and laughed. Sgt. Slaughter, the ’80s-era professional wrestling character, was known for dressing in fatigues and applying the “cobra clutch” hold on his Iranian archenemy, the Iron Sheik. He also wrestled for McMahon, whose entire business experience — her sole qualification for public office — has been built on the broad backs of muscle-men and -women in spandex.

A co-founder with her husband of the wildly successful World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), McMahon is willing to spend up to $50 million to fill the Senate seat opened by Chris Dodd’s retirement. First she has to get by former congressman Rob Simmons in the Republican primary, then the heavily favored Democratic state attorney general, Richard Blumenthal.

“I am an outsider,” McMahon, 61, said in an interview. “What I hear over and over and over again is, ‘We want somebody with real-life business experience.’ ”

“Real” is not the first word that leaps to mind when one thinks of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Koko B. Ware leaping off the top rope, or other grown men pretending to clothesline, body-slam and “suplex” the living daylights out of each other. And yet the roughly billion-dollar enterprise McMahon and her husband, Vince, built from scratch is very real, as is the WWE’s enduring popularity. “It’s the longest running weekly episodic program on television, longer than ‘Lassie’ or ‘Gunsmoke,’ ” she said.

McMahon, a remarkably polished and poised first-time candidate, is ready to embrace the serious success of the company and even the aura of scrappiness it lends her.

More………

February 22, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

From Merlin……Blumenthal seems to be a lock for Dodd's Connecticut senate seat……….

Hi Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Nutmeg State shows Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) with large leads over his Republican Counterparts. He’s currently cruising to the United States Senate.

Rasmussen Survey

Connecticut Senate 2010

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  54 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R)  35 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  7 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  56 %
Linda McMahon (R)  36 %
Others  3 %
Undecided  4 %

Job Approvals

President Obama

Approve  51 %
Disapprove  49 %

Governor M. Jodi Rell (R)

Approve  67 %
Disapprove  33 %

Merlin’s Thought:

What else can I say? The Democrats don’t have to worry about that Senate Seat anymore. Remarkable is that Blumenthal is dominating his Opposition despite Obama being barely over 50 % JA here. Final Results on Election Night maybe a little bit narrower; Still I expect Blumenthal winning round 15 Points.

Merlin

February 4, 2010 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 10 Comments