Via Political Wire
Rob Simmons (R) will hold a press conference this morning to announce he’s leaving the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, the Hartford Courant reports.
He lost the Republican convention’s endorsement last weekend to former World Wrestling CEO Linda McMahon (R).
“Throughout the increasingly bitter campaign between Simmons and McMahon, Simmons had said he would abide by the convention’s choice and not force a primary. However on Friday he announced a change of heart and said he would primary McMahon for the party’s nomination after all.”
I really wish Former Congressman Simmons ran to reclaim his old seat; he would give Congressman Courtney a race and put another Democrat in jeopardy. I hope McMahon is up to this race and is ready for prime time.