Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon (R) is self-financing her way to a huge cash advantage over Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in the Connecticut Senate race. But will it be enough?
Blumenthal raised $1.6 million in the second quarter of this year, with a total of $3.5 million raised for the whole race and $2.1 million in cash on hand. By contrast, McMahon raised a mere $19,841 in the second quarter — and loaned her campaign another $7.5 million. She has put in a total of $21.5 million from her own money, with $22.1 million total fundraising, and has $3.2 million in cash on hand.
The TPM Poll Average currently gives Blumenthal a lead of 52.7%-37.6%, even despite Blumenthal’s scandal over his past misstatements about his military record.