At the end of a piece in Bloomberg’s Business Week about super PACs, Karl Rove offers a reappraisal of Linda McMahon, the Connecticut Senate candidate he disparaged before she won the Republican primary and emerged with a narrow general-election lead in some public polling.

“In Connecticut, Rove noted that Linda McMahon, the former head of World Wrestling Entertainment, whom he had once written off, was running a ‘really smart campaign.’ And the state, he noted, had moved more to the right. ‘Those affluent, socially liberal, economically conservative people in Fairfield County and the New York suburbs have finally figured out that their pocketbooks matter more than abortion.’ “

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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