Posted by Rojas @ 3:38 pm on May 22nd 2010

A kick in the nutmeg

Connecticut local politics is weird. If only there were a blog that specialized in the subject…

Apparently, their state Republican party convention issues an endorsement for statewide races based on delegate count, and in some circumstances a primary follows.

Well, the primary is still to come, so the story is not over yet. But the convention happened yesterday, and the Republicans of the state have selected as their endorsee for Chris Dodd’s Senate seat…one Linda McMahon.

Yes, that Linda McMahon.


  1. Rob Simmons, her opponent, is reportedly going to drop out today and clear the field for her.

    Dailykos has a good way to frame this.

    Political pop quiz: You are the Connecticut Republican Party, the nation’s richest state and a solid Democratic stronghold. Your Democratic opponent has been busted (fairly or not) for lying or exaggerating his military service during the Vietnam War. Do you:

    1. Nominate a decorated Vietnam War vet, retired Colonel, and winner of two Bronze Stars, with a proven track record of winning elections in tough political terrain

    2. Nominate the teabagger co-founder of the WWE

    If you were smart, you’d pick option number one. But the rules said you had to be a Republican, therefore…

    Comment by Brad — 5/25/2010 @ 9:45 am

  2. Ann Coulter (remember her?) agrees.

    Comment by Brad — 5/25/2010 @ 10:00 am

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