Let’s get ready to rumble: Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon destroyed her opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, winning by a large margin, though still getting less than 50 percent of the vote. With 59 percent of the precincts reporting, the Associated Press said McMahon took 49 percent of the votes, ahead of former Rep. Rob Simmons, with 29 percent, and businessman Peter Schiff, with 22 percent. Simmons had lost the GOP endorsement in May and suspended his campaign, but remained ambivalent about getting out of the race and ran a strange on-again, off-again campaign. McMahon, for her part, dumped $26 million of her own money into the race. She mostly ignored Simmons to focus on her Democratic opponent Richard Blumenthal. Both general election candidates have some major weaknesses, with Blumenthal’s false statements on his military service and McMahon’s controversial business. The former WWE CEO has been gradually chipping away at Blumenthal’s lead, which has shrunk to 10 points.
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