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I would like to hear the opinion of Red Stater’s regarding the CT Senate primary battle between Simmons, McMahon and Schiff. The conventional knowledge is that Simmons would likely be the best candidate in the general because of his stronger polling (lately) vs Blumenthal. He also gains much support amongst Republicans in his formerly held 2nd Congressional District. Some feel differently, in that McMahon and her pledged $50 million give her a large advantage, though she trails Simmons slightly vs. Blumenthal in the general. Then we have Schiff. I consider myself to be very conservative (am I allowed to anoint myself as such?), however I am not a Libertarian. But with regards to the other two candidates I think it is safe to say that he is far and away the most conservative of the candidates.

I specifically have a hard time as a conservative, getting behind Simmons despite his better polling. His voting record in Congress (2001-2006) demonstrates his rather liberal record on campaign finance, the environment (former cap & trade supporter), a 58% NTU rating and an aggressive pro-abortion record (100% NARAL rated).

So based on the three choices and where they are currently polling, I welcome your opinions on this race.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) 52%
Fmr. Rep. Rob Simmons (R) 38%

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) 55%
Businesswoman Linda McMahon (R) 35%

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) 58%
Stockbroker Peter Schiff (R) 32%

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