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McMahon Up On TV In Connecticut

May 1, 2012

Republican Linda McMahon is hitting the airwaves in Connecticut with a 60-second biographical TV spot about overcoming obstacles and being a working mother.

"When I was born, my family lived in low-income housing until my dad built the little house that I grew up in. We didn't have a lot of expensive things, but boy we had a lot of love," McMahon says in the ad.

"Vince and I met in church, we got married in college and we've been married 45 years. But the day before we graduated, I found out I was pregnant. So there we were, no job, no insurance, baby on the way -- it was daunting," she continues.

McMahon, who spent $50 million in 2010 when she lost to now-Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal is in an interesting position this cycle. Polls show her leading her Republican primary competitor, former Rep. Chris Shays, even as the numbers show Shays is a better general election candidate.

His main argument will be electability. McMahon is also trying to show that she can be a good general election candidate.

The McMahon camapign said the ad is airing statewide but did not immediately comment on the size of the buy.

The state Republican convention, where they party will endorse a candidate, is May 18. The primary is August 14.

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