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So here we are 29 days away from mid terms former wrestling executive Linda McMahon going into the -- tonight.
Against her opponent Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal it's the first debate.
In Connecticut's contentious US senate race there's a lot right on this one too.
Latest Quinnipiac University poll released in the past week has Mick -- only three points behind Blumenthal.
Nearly obliterating the 41 point lead he had back in January.
Our chief political correspondent Carl Cameron is live in Hartford this morning they go in the ring they do Carl -- Candidates -- given a lot of voters I guess they given voters a lot to think about.
And talk about in -- so far have they not.
Colorful candidates -- very colorful candidates in Connecticut.
The US senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd who announced his retirement -- started this thing off and your right when the race began.
It was widely considered that Richard Blumenthal the attorney general who continues to have a very very high favorability rating it as popular as the State's attorney general walk away with the race.
But in the past seven months Linda McMahon the WWD.
World wrestling impresario.
Has come over the course of the last.
Although several million dollars and several months.
To a dead even tie and she hasn't just spent it on attack ads and on commercials she's put together a statewide organization in Connecticut that -- are really quite formidable.
A very real possibility for Republicans to pick up a US senate seat.
Chris Dodd's -- had always been vulnerable Blumenthal.
Has been criticized for inflating his resume he misrepresented and suggested that -- served in Vietnam when he had not.
And Linda McMahon because of her time as the CEO of the WE WE.
Has an awful lot of controversy about that particular industry and form of entertainment so.
Voters do have a lot to think about in this contest and it's.
Yet even -- to -- there's a question here -- it's rather generic but I I'm certain you can find the suitable way of answering what do we expect tonight the -- these -- go.
I'll head to head face to face.
Well it -- -- has been very aggressive she's been the aggressor in the race and pretty combative going after Richard Blumenthal as.
What many would sort of describe as a classic democratic from Connecticut who is.
Accused of going to Washington and supporting the Obama agenda there are issues on which Dick Blumenthal and the president do differ.
-- that she's likely to be the aggressor but there's much more riding on it tonight -- Richard Blumenthal he's watched his lead evaporate we actually.
Hospital a little bit of time -- yesterday briefly over -- -- that the annual apple fast and his campaign style as frenetic he was running around a parade route.
Trying to shake hands and -- as many people as possible.
But he's been criticized for not running a particularly aggressive campaign -- tonight.
Is potentially his best opportunity to turn what has been a tied for Linda McMahon.
Back in his direction.
Whether or not he pulls that off and whether or not he's the kind of candidate who can really fight hard remains to be seen he promises to be a fighter.
But some of his critics suggest he hasn't been fighting Linda McMahon as aggressively as he showed our Karl thanks about what can afford it later tonight -- cameras in Connecticut today --
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