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Where have you gone, Rob Simmons? The Conn. GOP turns its lonely eyes to you

Ann Coulter, who fired off a too-late endorsement column of Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Rob Simmons right before he lost the state GOP convention's endorsement to Linda McMahon, got back in the game this week by showily calling for Sarah Palin to endorse Simmons.

"Instead of sitting around," writes Coulter, again, "idly predicting massive Republican landslides this fall, how about Republicans work on running candidates who might actually win?"

That's Coulter being Coulter... except, as National Review's Jim Geraghty points out, Simmons has actually picked up ground in polling since he left the race, as McMahon has failed to cut significantly into Democrat Richard Blumenthal's lead. After pointedly failing to endorse McMahon, Simmons is welcoming the attention.

I’ve had numerous people call, not just today or yesterday, but over the last week. I am flattered. But my position remains the same. Yes, I am on the ballot. No, I am not actively campaigning.

By David Weigel  |  June 11, 2010; 10:36 AM ET
Categories:  2010 Election  
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