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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

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.

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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