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Murphy, McMahon duel in first Conn. Senate debate

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The two candidates running for an open senate seat in Connecticut met for their first debate Sunday. 

Republican Linda McMahon and Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy deabated over their economic plans, personal finances, gay rights and tax policy. 

The two are fighting for the seat that was held by Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat – now Independent – who is retiring. 

The polls show the race as a dead heat and the outcome could have a huge role in who will have control of the U.S. Senate.

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