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An unlikely postscript to two expensive, bitter campaigns

The black SUV glided to a stop Friday outside a factory off I-91 in Hartford’s industrial North Meadows. Out popped Linda McMahon. Waiting was a smiling Richard Blumenthal, a man she branded a liar in a $50 million campaign for U.S. Senate in 2010. “Nice to see you!” McMahon said. “Where is Sen. Murphy?” That would be Chris Murphy, the man McMahon opposed two years later, also at a cost of $50 million. He was coming. Continue Reading →

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Senate gives McMahon valentine with vote to make her new SBA chief

WASHINGTON – Despite a lack of government experience, World Wrestling Entertainment co-founder Linda McMahon was easily confirmed by the Senate Tuesday to head the Small Business Administration. More than half of Senate Democrats joined Republicans in the 81-19 vote for McMahon’s confirmation. Continue Reading →

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To avoid conflicts, McMahon to dump some assets, positions

WASHINGTON — To avoid conflicts of interests, Linda McMahon said she would begin divesting herself of certain assets and positions – including her post as vice chair of the board of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield – if she is confirmed as head of the Small Business Administration. Continue Reading →

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Key panel gives McMahon bipartisan support as SBA chief

WASHINGTON — Linda McMahon’s nomination to head the Small Business administration was quickly approved by members of a key committee, even as Democrats pulled out all the stops Tuesday to delay confirmation on several controversial Trump administration nominees. Continue Reading →

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Unlike other Trump picks, McMahon sails through confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON — Introduced by two Connecticut senators who crushed her political hopes in Connecticut, Linda McMahon on Tuesday sailed through a confirmation hearing, placing her a step closer to becoming the next head of the Small Business Administration. Continue Reading →

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