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[/break1]nationaljournal.com/archives/2011/07/will-tongs-comp.php#more]Hotline On Call





Will Tong's Compelling Personal Narrative Make Him A Contender?





He's been dubbed by one Connecticut Democrat as the "Asian Obama." But long before he was inspiring comparisons to the president, Democratic state Rep. William Tong's political career was already taking flight. Literally. ...





23 years later, Tong is running to succeed the retiring Lieberman in a contest that already features an active Democratic primary. The state rep. entered the race in early May, joining a Democratic field that included both a congressman and a former statewide officeholder. Tong's candidacy will test whether there is also room in the race for a lesser-known candidate underscoring a compelling personal narrative.





President Obama was Tong's constitutional law III professor at the University of Chicago and Tong proudly notes that he was the first elected official in Connecticut to endorse Obama during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. Beyond his personal connection to the president, Tong also references his life story, portions of which bear similarities to the president.





"Everybody owns a little piece of Barack Obama's life, and I feel that we have very similar attributes in that regard," Tong said, before noting that, among other things, he is the son of immigrants and went on to train as an attorney.





Already, Tong is generating some buzz. He raised $550,000 during the second quarter, (he was only a candidate for 53 days during the period). Tong also recently announced the hiring of several well-regarded veteran Democratic strategists, including former Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee executive director Jim Jordan and pollster Fred Yang.





"The reason why I am running for the U.S. Senate is because I think someone needs to go to the Senate to make sure it's a fair fight for working people and small businesses across Connecticut and across the country," said Tong.
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I personally met Tong in 2008 during the election. I struck up some conversation with him and even got a picture with me and him. He was a rather nice guy in person.

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It looks like Linda McMahon is once again going to pump some more money into our state's economy by launching another run at the US Senate.[/break1]thedailynewcanaan.com/news/linda-mcmahon-run-senate-2nd-time]http://www.thedailynewcanaan.com/news/l ... e-2nd-timeGreenwich resident and former wrestling CEO Linda McMahon is throwing her hat in the ring for a second bid for the U.S. Senate, she announced Tuesday.McMahon will seek the seat to be vacated next year by Sen. Joseph Lieberman. She made the announcement at a manufacturing company in Southington, where she spoke of discontent over the economy.Last poll I read had her trailing both Murphy and Bysiewicz by 11 percent and 10 percent respectively.

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Two more Democrats have entered the race for Connecticut's open US Senate seat, Congressman Christopher Murphy and former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz.[/break1]thedailynewcanaan.com/news/2012-senate-race-headed-primary-showdown]http://www.thedailynewcanaan.com/news/2 ... y-showdown

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Former Congressman Chris Shays announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the open Senate seat. It appears at present he will lose to Linda McMahon again.A Quinnipiac University poll released last fall showed that McMahon would handily defeat Shays.[/break1]courant.com/news/politics/capitol-watch/hc-shays-formally-launches-us-senate-bid-20120125,0,6781730.story]http://www.courant.com/news/politics/ca ... 1730.story[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/connecticut_senate_race.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... _race.html

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Any of her fortune that McMahon chooses to spend in Connecticut would be welcome. However, I think that in her previous race for the Senate, she made her big ad buys on NYC TV stations. Not that I begrudge our neighbor to the south and west....
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Congressman Chris Murphy won the state Democratic convention endorsement last week with 76% of the vote. Former state Secy of State Susan Bysiewicz received 24% of the vote easily surpassing the 15% needed to be on the August 14 primary election ballot.[/break1]ctpost.com/news/article/Democrats-endorse-Murphy-for-Senate-race-3553750.php]http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Demo ... 553750.php
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[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/connecticut_senate_race.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... _race.html

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Linda McMahon won the state Republican endorsement yesterday with a 730-389 win over former Congressman Christopher Shays. Shays' vote total is well over the 15% needed to place his name on the August primary ballot.[/break1]courant.com/news/politics/hc-republican-convention-0519-20120518,0,6398376.story]http://www.courant.com/news/politics/hc ... 8376.story
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[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/connecticut_senate_race.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... _race.htmlWhat is it with states who have a state-wide primary election after their state convention determines who delegates want for their nominee. These people are as nuts as their counterparts in Utah and New Mexico.

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Should Congressman Chris Murphy become the Democratic nominee:
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Should former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz become the nominee:
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[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/connecticut_senate_race.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... _race.htmlFormer Republican Congressman Chris Shays has better poll numbers against both Democrats but Linda McMahon has the money. She reportedly spent $50 million of her own in the 2010 US Senate race and still lost by 12pts to Richard Blumenthal (who had his own problems) in a Republican year. I don't doubt she would spend a bunch again if she won this years nomination.[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/09/20/linda_mcmahon_enters_connecticut_senate_race_111406.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articl ... 11406.htmlRCP has listed this Senate seat as "Leans Dem" continually since January 2012 when I first began regularly checking.

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Update (actually just playing catch-up):





Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon both easily won their Aug 14 primary contest.





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[/break1]cbslocal.com/2012-primary-results/?state=CT&eid=9152&site=WTICAMELN]http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012-pr ... =WTICAMELN





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[/break1]cbslocal.com/2012-primary-results/?state=CT&eid=9153&site=WTICAMELN]http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012-pr ... =WTICAMELN

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Congressman Murphy has a small lead at present. http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... 10-03b.jpg[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/ct/connecticut_senate_mcmahon_vs_murphy-2111.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -2111.htmlI noticed on Linda McMahon's campaign site her last name McMahon is not prominently displayed. Can't figure out why she wouldn't want everyone to know whom she married.[/break1]lindaforsenate2012.com/home/]http://www.lindaforsenate2012.com/home/ ... Donald.jpg[/break1]insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/archives/2009/05/vince-mcmahon-m.html]http://www.insidesocal.com/tomhoffarth/ ... hon-m.htmlOn second thought, maybe I can.[/sekrit]

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Here's something you don't normally see 3 weeks prior to an election. The latest Rasmussen poll has almost the same lead for the same candidate as the most recent poll from Public Policy Polling.http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... -10-10.jpg[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/ct/connecticut_senate_mcmahon_vs_murphy-2111.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -2111.htmlThat should make Mrs Vince McMahon a little nervous.

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This is about time for Scott Rasmussen to start bringing his results into line with those of other pollsters.For the first time, I have started seeing Romney or Romney/Ryan signs in front yards. McMahon signs have been up for weeks.Connecticut is lagging in jobs recovery and in housing market recovery. McMahon is capitalizing on that with an incredibly over-funded campaign.
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This is about time for Scott Rasmussen to start bringing his results into line with those of other pollsters.For the first time, I have started seeing Romney or Romney/Ryan signs in front yards. McMahon signs have been up for weeks.Connecticut is lagging in jobs recovery and in housing market recovery. McMahon is capitalizing on that with an incredibly over-funded campaign.Since I currently reside in connecticut I can stand Linda being on my radio, tv and website searches all the time. I met her a few years ago and she came off as completely out of touch with the average voter. I listened to her lie to my face as she claimed to be for reducing the decifit while at the same time cutting taxes.

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Since I currently reside in connecticut I can stand Linda being on my radio, tv and website searches all the time. I met her a few years ago and she came off as completely out of touch with the average voter. I listened to her lie to my face as she claimed to be for reducing the decifit while at the same time cutting taxes.Linda McMahon yard signs don't use her last name. The association with Vince may hurt her. I don't watch enough TV to know whether this is true there.Most other candidates, including Republicans, have their surname in larger type. The Democratic state legislator's sign in my front yard has his surname more prominent. "Linda" is different.Her signs also do not identify her as a Republican. I have not done a systematic survey, but my impression is that "Republican" is remarkably absent from advertising for Republican candidates.
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An ad by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee suggesting Mrs Vince McMahon is out of touch with the average Connecticut voter.There are other DSCC ads against other Republican candidates at the below link.[/break1]dscc.org/video]http://www.dscc.org/video

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Not bad.

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ABC News is Calling this one for Chris Murphy

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Every Chamber of Commerce in Connecticut should send Linda McMahon a thank you note for spending approx $50m of her own money trying to help boost the state's economy the past 3 years.

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Every Chamber of Commerce in Connecticut should send Linda McMahon a thank you note for spending approx $50m of her own money trying to help boost the state's economy the past 3 years.That's what I'm saying Linda should try again in two more years she's doing a good job stimulating the local economy.

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And if everyone votes for the other person, she will be just repeating the same "investment" in her community over ... and over ... and over. I don't think the FSM wants her to be in elected office.
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If she would not spend so much of it in the NYC media market, it would be even better.The Republicans turned down a better candidate, Chris Shays.
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