Connecticut Senate Race Tightens

Linda McMahon doing better than her last attempt two years ago


Linda McMahon lost by 12 percentage points when she ran for the Senate two years ago on her credentials as co-founder of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., the wrestling-show empire.

This year, she has retooled her image and rekindled hopes among Republicans that they can pick up a Senate seat in Democratic-leaning Connecticut.

Focusing on the economy and on outreach to women, Ms. McMahon has turned her race against Rep. Christopher Murphy into a potential upset.