Linda McMahon

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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration.

McMahon is a co-founder and former CEO of the professional wrestling franchise WWE, based in Stamford, Connecticut. The 68-year-old Republican ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010 and again in 2012. She and her husband, Vince McMahon, are long-time friends and former business partners of Trump. They were early supporters of his presidential campaign.

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Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, says women need encouragement to thrive in the business world, and that’s what drives her philanthropy in Connecticut.

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The Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland on Monday. Republicans will hear from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, who are billed as official Trump-Pence surrogates, as well as CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow.

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A Quinnipiac University Poll released on Tuesday finds U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) beats either of his possible Republican challengers by a 2-to-1 margin.

The 2012 U.S. Senate race in Connecticut was one of the most expensive senate campaigns in the country that year. Sacred Heart University political science professor Gary Rose has written a new book about the race called “No Holds Barred.”  The book begins with U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman making a historic announcement that he would not seek another term, opening up the senate seat in Connecticut. The exceptionally hard-fought senatorial campaign was eventually won by the Democrat, Chris Murphy, who defeated Linda McMahon. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University.