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Blumenthal, McMahon Spar in Second Debate



    Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal sparred on Thursday morning over which U.S. Senate candidate is best equipped to rejuvenate the economy and spur more jobs.

    The debate between Republican McMahon and Democrat Blumenthal in Norwalk was their second face-to-face debate.

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    The two candidates disagreed over whether to keep all the Bush-era tax cuts, not just the middle-class cuts the president wants to continue.

    Blumenthal, the state's attorney general, said the middle-class cuts should be made now.

    McMahon, former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, said all are needed to help small businesses.

    Blumenthal took some shots at the WWE, accusing McMahon of tipping off a doctor involved in a federal steroids investigation.

    McMahon alleges Blumenthal focuses on the WWE because it's difficult for him to focus on the economy and creating jobs.