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October 23, 2016

Primary Results In, Linda McMahon and Bennet Win

Linda McMahon wins in Connecticut
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Linda McMahon wins in Connecticut
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San Francisco ( – Tuesday saw the beginning of the final charge towards the Midterm Elections that will take place on November 2nd.

In Connecticut, the Republican Primary has drawn much attention in recent months in the pop culture world. This is due to the candidacy of former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO and wife of sports entertainment billionaire Vince McMahon, Linda McMahon.

Tuesday, the former WWE CEO defeated both Rob Simmons and Peter Schiff.

On November 2nd, she would have to defeat Richard Blumenthal, the Attorney General, in order to win the Republican Senate seat for Connecticut.

McMahon believes that her experience with her husband building up the WWE into an international juggernaut over the past three decades would be the right business background that would allow her to play a major role in building up both the American economy and the Connecticut economy.

Also in Connecticut, Tom Foley defeated Lieutenant Governor Michael Fidele to secure the Republican Party nomination for Governor. He will face Dan Malloy in November. Malloy, who is the former mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, defeated Ned Lamont.

In Colorado, incumbent Michael Bennet won the Democratic primary, defeating Andrew Romanoff. Bennet is now scheduled to face off against Ken Buck, the Weld County District Attorney, who is receiving much help from the new Tea Party.

Bennet’s victory can be at least partially attributed to President Barack Obama. Obama has campaigned strongly for Bennet. Obama made numerous video appearances and phone calls to Colorado events in order to promote Bennet and his platform. Obama also attended and took center stage for a fundraiser for Bennet in Colorado a few months ago in order to help keep Bennet’s name popular in the state.

After the victory was announced Tuesday night, Obama made another phone call to congratulate Bennet.

Also on Tuesday, in Minnesota, Mark Dayton, the former United States Senator, defeated Margaret Anderson Kelliher, the House Speaker from Minnesota, to become the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nominee for governor. Dayton, on November 2nd, will take on both Tom Emmer of the Republican Party and Tom Horner of the Independent Party.

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