In most recent polls, McMahon is still trailing Blumenthal but the race is getting closer, forcing Democrats to spend precious resources on a race they thought would not have to worry about. For her part, McMahon has already made the list of all-time biggest self-spenders in an election. According to Roll Call, only three Congressional candidates in history have donated more personal money to their own campaigns than she. And with the polls showing the race tightening, she's not finished spending.
Blumenthal pointed to McMahon's prolific spending last night, accusing his opponent of trying to buy the Senate seat.
"My campaign might be outspent, but it won't be outworked," he said, "and the people of Connecticut want an election, not an auction."