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Linda McMahon Prepares For New U.S. Senate Run

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Linda McMahon is seen during a debate with Richard Blumenthal - Hartford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images

Linda McMahon is seen during a debate with Richard Blumenthal – Hartford, CT – Oct 4, 2010 – Photo: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images

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HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in the Nutmeg State and things are starting to heat up.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Quietly, Linda McMahon has been attending Republican get-togethers around Connecticut.

Her interest in running for Sen. Joe Lieberman’s Senate seat has been no secret and now she may be soon ready to announce her candidacy.

Republican strategist Chris Healy, who formerly headed the GOP in Connecticut, says McMahon is a stronger candidate after running against and losing to Richard Blumenthal for Sen. Chris Dodd’s seat last year.

“In terms of how to deliver her message and to use her strengths as a candidate and a person,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

He says she has fine tuned her message to be one that will be heard, even by Democratic voters.

Healy says McMahon, as well as former Rep. Chris Shays, who also plans to run, will be strong GOP candidates, cashing in on what Healy says is voter resentment of big government Democratic leadership.

Who do you think would make a better U.S. Senator – Linda McMahon or Chris Shays? Sound off in the comments section below.

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