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Democrat Murphy Defeats McMahon in Connecticut U.S. Senate Race

November 06, 2012

McMahon’s $100 Million Fails to Win Connecticut Senate Seat

U.S. senate contenders Chris Murphy, left, and Linda McMahon debate at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Connecticut in Mansfield, Connecticut, on Oct. 11, 2012. Photographer: Peter Morenus/UConn Photo via Bloomberg

Democrat Chris Murphy defeated Linda McMahon, the former head of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., for the U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut, according to the Associated Press.

McMahon, a Republican, lost her second Senate bid in three years, spending almost $100 million of her own money on the two campaigns. Murphy is a three-term U.S. congressman.

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