Chris MurphyChris MurphyOvernight Defense: Obama defends Manning commutation after backlash | Mattis clears Senate panel Trump’s UN pick threads needle on Russia, NATO Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy 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 BlumenthalGOP eyes new push to break up California court Meet Trump's secret weapon on infrastructure Senate confirms first nominees of Trump era 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.