Linda McMahon easily defeated former Rep. Chris Shays in the Republican primary in Connecticut tonight. McMahon, who has already spent at least $12 million for her campaign, will now face Democratic Rep. Christopher Murphy this November for Sen. Joseph Lieberman's seat, who is retiring.

Murphy has led McMahon in recent hypothetical polls, including topping McMahon by 8 points (50%-42% with 8% undecided) in a PPP poll late last month.

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