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Linda McMahon. | Flickr/Linda McMahon for Senate (Creative Commons).The Republicans were supposed to make the Connecticut Senate race between popular attorney general Richard Blumenthal and former wrestling CEO Linda McMahon competitive. McMahon had the money: She spent 50 million on the race. She picked the right year: It's a great cycle for Republicans. And she got lucky: Blumenthal ran into trouble over misstatements he made about his military record. But even all that wasn't enough for McMahon to beat Blumenthal. The race was called just as the polls closed, and Blumenthal will finally get the promotion people have been predicting he'd get for decades.
So what went wrong? Connecticut is one of the few states where lots of voters still like President Barack Obama. Blumenthal ran a cautious campaign, and McMahon's barrage of ads may have actually turned off some voters. By the end, McMahon's approval ratings were upside-down. Voters just didn't like her that much.
One real test of whether this is a Republican wave will be whether Blumenthal's downballot allies—Dems like Chris Murphy and Jim Himes—hold onto their seats. If they lose, it wasn't just Linda McMahon who was the problem for the GOP in Connecticut. If they lose,supra skytop, well, ex-Rep. Rob Simmons—who McMahon beat in the primary—will probably be saying "I told you so."Advertise on MotherJones.comIf You Liked This,http://www.guccionline.biz, You Might Also Like...Linda McMahon and SteroidsA Connecticut newspaper uncovers a skeleton in the GOP Senate candidate's closet.Was Blumenthal Always Doomed?Even before the revelations about his military service, the Connecticut attorney general was already stumbling on the trail.Why Blumenthal > DoddGood ideas are still important.Why Richard Blumenthal is PopularWho is Dick Blumenthal? And why is he so popular?Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)Nick BaumannNews EditorNick Baumann covers national politics and civil liberties issues for
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I know that you've all been holding your breath over the unfolding scandal known as Bo-gate, so here's the latest:
Scott Miscovich, who lives down the street from the Obama vacation rental home on Kailuana Place told the Star-Advertiser Sunday, "My wife saw Michelle and the kids passing by and we've seen Bo (the Obamas' dog) walking."
A White House spokesman told the Star-Advertiser that Bo did not travel to Hawaii with the first lady and daughters Malia and Sasha.
This afternoon, Miscovich released the following statement: "It is now clear my wife saw another black dog walking our neighborhood. We would like to apologize to Bo and the Obama family for any inconvenience this may have caused them. We would also like to wish them a peaceful and Merry Christmas."
So apparently the White House is doubling down on its coverup. They sayBo didn't go to Hawaii. They say Bo didn't fly back to Virginia the next day in order to stage a photo op with President Obama. They say Bo doesn't have his own private 747 to ferry him around the country. And they obviously used their well-honed Chicago thug tactics to force Scott Miscovich to recant. It's just like Darkness at Noon.
This is not over. Oh no. It's not even close. Maybe the Obamas can get Scott Miscovich to back down,cheap nike free, but they'll never get to me. This blog will bring you the truth about Bo until their jackbooted thugs drag me away from my computer kicking and screaAdvertise on MotherJones.comKevin DrumPolitical BloggerKevin Drum is a political blogger for Mother Jones. For more of his stories, click here. RSS | Twitter
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