McMahon Pulls Alongside Blumenthal In Connecticut Senate Race

Lynn KincheloeContributor ISeptember 30, 2010

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon with husband Vince McMahon
Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon with husband Vince McMahonJeff Gentner/Getty Images

The latest poll out of Quinnipiac University on Tuesday is showing Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) now leading former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R-CT) by a mere three points, accounting for percent error that means they're side-by-side as the days quickly tick away like minutes in an Iron Man match.

The recent shift by independent voters to McMahon has jolted awake the Democratic Party, bringing a full-bore assault by attacking her for comments regarding Minimum Wage. Linda said "We've got minimum wages in the state, we've got the minimum wages in the government and I think we ought to look at all of those issues in terms of what mandates are being placed on businesses and can they afford them." Later she clarified by saying that she supports keeping the minimum wage at current levels.

However that didn't stop national Democrats from tagging in to try and put a stop to the momentum, attacking McMahon on her business practices while as the CEO of the WWE. Deirde Murphy, national press secretary for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said of McMahon "It's not a huge surprise that multi-millionaire ex-CEO Linda McMahon open to lowering the minimum wage, after years of laying off employees while pocketing millions of dollars in profits, Linda McMahon has proven herself wrong for Connecticut's middle class families time after time."

McMahon campaign spokesman Shawn McCoy spoke to and said "They're paying a lot more attention to the race now, we can expect this for the next month or so – Democrats trying to pounce on any little thing she does."

McCoy went on to say that he thought Democrats were trying to make Pro Wresting an issue when instead the real issues were jobs and the current economy.

With a little over a month to go before the Midterm elections there is no telling who will score the final pinfall, and its shaping up to be a hard fought battle no matter who wins this election.