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Sports strike out on election night

Updated: November 7, 2012, 1:28 PM ET
Associated Press

On a night when sports and politics went one-on-one, name recognition scored few points with voters.

Linda McMahon, linked with her husband to pro wrestling's world of slams and smackdowns, lost her U.S. Senate race in Connecticut -- again.

Connie Mack IV, who carries one of the most venerated names in baseball, was defeated in a bid for a Senate seat in Florida.

George Allen, with familial links to the Washington Redskins past and present, also was ...

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