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2012 senate campaign is "a very strong consideration" for Linda McMahon

According to a story in the Stamford Advocate, Linda McMahon is likely to run for Joe Lieberman's US Senate seat in Connecticut (Lieberman announced in January that he wouldn't be seeking re-election).   In a statement released to Hearst Connecticut Newspapers by her publicist, she said that "It's still a very strong consideration."  Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Christopher Healy predicted that McMahon will officially announce her candidacy next month, as he thinks that "it's a practical maneuver, if she's going to do it."

 As was covered here extensively as it happened, McMahon unsuccessfully campaigned last year for the state's other Senate seat against then Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.  Search for "Linda McMahon" in our site's search box to sift through the coverage, which includes a postmortem podcast where I, Keith Harris, and Irv Muchnick go over the whole campaign.  There's also Keith's Top Cageside Seats News Stories of 2010 post, which includes links to some of the most newsworthy posts from throughout the campaign.

It'll be interesting to see what she learned learned from the 2010 campaign.  Wrestler deaths, safety issues, employment misclassification, etc. will all come up again. I would think that she would at least be better prepared so she comes off as more than just a generic talking point machine like she did last year.  Plus, Lieberman leaving office instead of running as an independent hurts her chances, as she was generally considered to be better off in a three-way race with conservative voters split.

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