The Rasmussen Report dated May 6, 2010, states “Blumenthal has big lead over Republicans” for the 2010 state Senate elections. “The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal leading GOP candidate Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, by a margin of 52% to 39%.
The Rasmussen report also says that Richard Blumenthal is in the lead no matter who he is pitted against.
When compared to Rob Simmons, it is Blumenthal’s 55% to Rob’s 32%. When compared to Peter Schiff, Blumenthal rates 54% to Peter’s 29%.” (Rasmussen Report)
The 2010 Senate Race Rundown:
May 21st, State Convention
June 5th – Deadline to file for candidacy
August 10th – Primaries
November 2nd – Election Day
What is the GOP?
Maybe you weren’t sure but the GOP refers to the Republican Party. Wiki Answers says, “The Republican Party was only called the G.O.P. in 1875 and it stood for Gallant Old Party, (despite the fact that the Republican Party was the younger than the Democratic Party); then in 1876 the term Grand Old Party was used.” The opposite of the GOP is the Democratic Party. (Answer Bag)
Linda McMahon is the front runner on the GOP side in Connecticut
Newstime.com reports, Ms. McMahon has already spent $14 million on the race and says she is prepared to spend up to $50 million of the money she has earned from one company, the World Wide Wrestling Association. Never has it been clearer where the true divide lays between the Republican and the Democrat candidates than as in this race. The fight is the little people against big business.
On the downside, Blumenthal took PAC money for the senate race, but the question was not related
One of the things that might hurt Blumenthal’s campaign is that he reversed his position on taking PAC (Political Action Campaign) money. What many Connecticut residents have liked about Blumenthal is that he has spent much of his career fighting against big business, but the FEC Report Shows that Blumenthal accepted PAC money.
In response to this story, Maura Downes, Blumenthals spokesperson said in a statement, “He was not asked about, nor did he discuss, PAC money on the Senate race, Linda McMahon’s campaign is misleading and distorting his remarks.”
As evidenced by the Health Care Squeezes Dem story, new senators from the Democratic campaign may be inheriting a fight on health care – there are still more improvements and cost reductions to be made. The system has to change.
Ms. Linda MacMahon also talks about health care reform by attacking what she calls the main culprit to high costs and premiums, malpractice. She believes that if we reform malpractice, which brings on unnecessary testing, medicines, and procedures due to lawsuit liability, we could cut defensive medicine spending by $191 billion, $42 billion in increased output, and $9 billion in tort costs. These numbers taken from the linda2010 website are from the Pacific Research Institute (See Kimberly Linstruth-Beckom’s Article, Connecticut 2010 Senate Race Has One Surprise)
My interpretation of that statement means she is pro-insurance industry and anti-little guy. She wants to fight the lawsuits but not the reason for the lawsuits, which is lack of regulation, and lack of responsibility, with the drive on Wall Street to always be about making the quarter.
American’s are tired of misleading and distorted facts, and they are also tired of big businesses dangling things like health-care and 401ks that are permitted to be hedged, multiplied, derived, and then all dried up.
Many are tired of CEOs making millions while they watch their jobs go overseas. They are tired of lobbyists, PACs and big businesses calling the shots, fearing no insurance as they get older, living longer, and being a financial burden to their children. The average American Dick, Jane or Harry just wants just a piece of the pie, not the whole darn thing.
While the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) industry has given Linda ample run-room to spend booku-bucks on her campaign, the guy who has been fighting big business might have to resort to taking handouts from a multitude of sources, some of them PACs. That’s just not right.
My view is, let’s not make this about money. Dick Blumenthal needs to know that he doesn’t have to spend money needlessly to gain our votes. We’re behind him, even if we each give $10. Where’s the twitter campaign? I will dial in.
Do what’s right Dick, and you’ll get the Connecticut Democratic votes. Christopher Dodd’s spot is yours as long as you don’t get too cushy with big business. Yes we need business in Connecticut, and yes we want the big businesses to stay, but they need to pay taxes, they need to follow the rules, and they need to invest in the communities they reside in, they shouldn’t be allowed to change the rules about retirement accounting. Please, for the long term health of our country, remember to not bow down to the advantage of a select few.
The only way I would consider giving Linda McMahon my vote would be if she were willing to take that $36 million she is prepared to spend on advertising herself on the Senate campaign, and instead, putting that money where her mouth is, in the health care budget through a Medicare donation. The world is crying poverty, this money could be used infinitely more wisely.
Christine Stewart, “FEC Report Shows Blumenthal Accepted Pac Money”
Rasmussen Report, Blumenthal has big lead over Republicans
Scott Elliott, Election Projection, Connecticut