Linda McMahon has secured the Republican nomination by winning tonight's primary. Linda McMahon is the current top story on CNN.com at 10:50EST with the headline "Former wrestling exec wins Connecticut Senate primary". Simmons called McMahon at about 10PM Eastern and conceded the race.
Linda had this to say:
"Tonight, I am honored to have earned the support of Republicans around Connecticut. Since I entered this race eleven months ago, we have crisscrossed this great state and attended over 660 meetings and events, where I have had the opportunity to hear from voters and better understand their issues and concerns. ... I understand that people are hurting because I see it all around this state. And I know what that feels like because I've been there before.
"This election is about jobs. The American Dream is threatened, but Washington continues its reckless spending, massive debt, and tax increases. Washington is suffocating small businesses and killing jobs. This is not only threatening our well-being, but also the well-being of our children and grandchildren. It's time for something different.
"I'm honored to have earned my party's nomination, and I am determined to lead our party to victory in November."
Linda will now represent the Republican party vs. the Democrats in November.