Linda McMahon is now officially Connecticut's GOP Senate nominee after winning tonight's Republican primary. While Linda McMahon was expected to win the race, the victory is huge to say the least. McMahon had a 19-point lead at the time of this writing, and her opponent U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons called McMahon at about 10PM ET to concede the race. Linda had this to say:
"Tonight, I am honored to have earned the support of Republicans around Connecticut. Since I entered this race eleven months ago, we have crisscrossed this great state and attended over 660 meetings and events, where I have had the opportunity to hear from voters and better understand their issues and concerns. … I understand that people are hurting because I see it all around this state. And I know what that feels like because I've been there before.
"This election is about jobs. The American Dream is threatened, but Washington continues its reckless spending, massive debt, and tax increases. Washington is suffocating small businesses and killing jobs. This is not only threatening our well-being, but also the well-being of our children and grandchildren. It's time for something different.
"I'm honored to have earned my party's nomination, and I am determined to lead our party to victory in November."
Linda will now represent the Republican party to face Democratic Attorney General Blumenthal in November. McMahon has vowed to spend as much as $50 million to win the race.