WWE’s Linda McMahon Eyes ‘SmackDown’ Run for Senate

September 15, 2009

(ChattahBox)—According to The Hill, Linda McMahon, the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment and wife to colorful wrestling ring personality, Vince McMahon is reportedly very close to making an announcement to run for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut.

McMahon has been actively involved in local Republican circles for years. Just last year, Gov. Jodi Rell (R) nominated her to the State Board of Education. McMahon was a major contributor to Rell’s campaign.

Ed Patru, former spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was hired by McMahon to act as her spokesman. Patru said McMahon is still mulling over the prospect of a Senate run and has not yet made a final decision.

“She plays to win, so if she gets in, she’s in all the way. She has the capacity to bring considerable resources to the race, and she has an established record,” said Patru.

To say she has considerable resources is an understatement. McMahon has the capacity to contribute tens of millions of dollars of her own money to her campaign. Such a large pool of personal financial reserves could put pressure on incumbent Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who has experienced weakening poll numbers in his home state.

The GOP Conn. Senate race would be crowded if McMahon decides to jump into the fray, but she has the financial advantage right from the onset.

Despite her corporate executive abilities and large personal fortune, McMahon’s often crude and over-the-top WWE entertainment business would leave her vulnerable. Reportedly, her husband Vince McMahon has toned down his antics of late, as his wife was angling for a spot on the Conn. State Board of Education.


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  1. World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon Announces Run Against Dodd In Connecticut (UPDATED) | The Moderate Voice on September 16th, 2009 10:31 am

    […] –Chattah Box: To say she has considerable resources is an understatement. McMahon has the capacity to contribute tens of millions of dollars of her own money to her campaign. Such a large pool of personal financial reserves could put pressure on incumbent Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who has experienced weakening poll numbers in his home state. […]

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