Chris MurphyChris MurphyLawmakers reach deal to vote on Cures, mental health bills Dems begin plotting ObamaCare defense strategy Cures, mental health bills near finish line MORE (D) vs Linda McMahon (R)
Linda McMahon, the former professional wrestling mogul, is back for her second try at a Senate seat in Connecticut after losing to Sen. Richard BlumenthalRichard BlumenthalObama will sign Iran sanctions bill passed by Senate Victims of Nazi Art theft need Congress to HEAR GOP wants to move fast on Sessions MORE (D) in 2010.
McMahon has used her personal fortune to outspend Murphy vastly, and the Democrat has also had to answer reports that he was sued for missed payments on two separate properties that he owned.
A Quinnipiac University poll in early October gave McMahon a 1-point lead, while Democrats are hoping that a strong finish for President Obama and late help from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee can put Murphy over the top in a seat the party thought it would hold easily.
The Hill rates this race as leaning Democratic.