Rob Simmons is dropping out of the race for US Senate in Connecticut. The Republican just doesn't have as much money as wrestling entrepreneur Linda McMahon.
The New York Times-fueled Richard Blumenthal scandal (on two or three occasions, Blumenthal spoke as if he'd served in Vietnam, when in fact he was serving stateside) left the door wide open for a credible challenger to the all-but-anointed successor to Chris Dodd. GOPer and former Representative Rob Simmons seemed perfectly positioned to take advantage of the situation, because he actually did serve, honorably, in Vietnam, while Linda was graduating college to work for her father-in-law's traveling wrestling show.
Alas, it did not work out for him.
Simmons is not officially ending his campaign, but he's effectively ceasing campaign activities.