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More 2012: Another round of Smackdown

CONNECTICUT: “Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon will announce her U.S. Senate bid Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Southington, her campaign announced Monday,” the Hartford Courant reports.

MASSACHUSETTS: “Elizabeth Warren has been a Senate candidate for only a week, but already her campaign has historic significance, at least at Harvard University: She is the school’s first professor to run for federal office in many years and one of very few ever with a shot at winning,” the Boston Globe writes. “Warren’s Harvard link could be an advantage, providing an informal network of influential colleagues, students, and alumni in her bid for Senator Scott Brown’s seat. But her connection to the university could also hurt her. A Harvard line on a résumé appeals to employers but plays less well with some voters.”

NEVADA:  A Republican poll (conducted by Glen Bolger) shows Dean Heller (R) leading Shelley Berkley (D) 48%-42%, the Las Vegas Sun’s Ralston reports.

SOUTH CAROLINA: “South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday she can't back up claims that half of the people wanting work at the Energy Department's Savannah River Site failed drug tests and half of the remainder couldn't pass reading and writing tests. Haley said in an interview with The Associated Press that she's learned a lesson and is going to be more careful. ‘I've never felt like I had to back up what people tell me. You assume that you're given good information,’ Haley said. ‘And now I'm learning through you guys that I have to be careful before I say something.’” 

WISCONSIN: Tommy Thompson’s officially in the Senate race.