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Linda McMahon Wins GOP Endorsement, Will Likely Face Murphy

Linda McMahon Wins GOP Endorsement, Will Likely Face Murphy

It’s another go for former WWE Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon. The failed Connecticut senate candidate has once more won the GOP nomination, and this time is likely to face Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy, who has been leading the race for endorsement from his party.

McMahon won the endorsement with 60 percent of the vote, beating former Republican Rep. Chris Shays. Shays did receive enough votes to still qualify for the primary, however, a move that McMahon is strongly encouraging him to refuse. “All of the candidates vying with me for the nomination this evening are leaders with great ability who love our state and this country, but now is the time to unite and make our case to all Connecticut voters that we offer a better path to prosperity than what the professional politicians are offering, she said in a post convention statement.

McMahom self-financed a large portion of her 2010 loss to Democrat Richard Blumenthal, spending over $40 million in her own funds. It is highly likely that she will be forced to spend at least that amount again.

Murphy still faces challenger Susan Bysiewicz in the Democratic primary, although Murphy has so far managed to garner a large share of the Democratic institutional support. The winner of each primary will face off to replace Sen. Joe Lieberman in November.

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7:14AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Linda McMahon is not a "former wrestling exec" she is the owner of wrestling as it is today. That being said and out of the way, I could never vote for anyone who is against paying workers less than the current pittance we call minimum wage.

Don't count a person out because they are involved in wrestling. Jessie Ventura is very accurate in his books and has most probably made the decision to stay out of politics because he has a wife and children who he loves dearly. He probably wants to be around to have a life with them if you get my meaning.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has given millions to his alma mater the University of Miami.

7:14AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Linda McMahon is not a "former wrestling exec" she is the owner of wrestling as it is today. That being said and out of the way, I could never vote for anyone who is against paying workers less than the current pittance we call minimum wage.

Don't count a person out because they are involved in wrestling. Jessie Ventura is very accurate in his books and has most probably made the decision to stay out of politics because he has a wife and children who he loves dearly. He probably wants to be around to have a life with them if you get my meaning.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has given millions to his alma mater the University of Miami.

7:14AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Linda McMahon is not a "former wrestling exec" she is the owner of wrestling as it is today. That being said and out of the way, I could never vote for anyone who is against paying workers less than the current pittance we call minimum wage.

Don't count a person out because they are involved in wrestling. Jessie Ventura is very accurate in his books and has most probably made the decision to stay out of politics because he has a wife and children who he loves dearly. He probably wants to be around to have a life with them if you get my meaning.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has given millions to his alma mater the University of Miami.

5:36PM PDT on May 23, 2012

Ridiculous stories, outrageous spending and greed, phony characters that are either good or evil (and change their minds, or "evolve their positions" over time). So how is wrestling different than politics? Voting based ONLY on political party instead of knowing what the candidate says turns our Election into WrestleMania.

4:18PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Are you kidding me? This wackjob former wrestling exec is running for senate? God help us all.

4:08PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Warning to her state DO NOT VOTE FOR HER, I Iike her, but NOT in senate!!!!!!!!!. She would ruin things for workers. GOP IS GOP NO MATTER HER THEY ARE MARRIED TOO. I and my family watch wrestling all the time, but this is not a wrestling match, This is OUR country!!!!!!!!. MAYBE JOHN CENA COULD RUN!!!!!!, Or BIG SHOW?????. Diana.

3:10PM PDT on May 22, 2012

She has strong ties to professional wrestling. I wonder how many times the word Smackdown! will show up in her campaign. lol

11:08AM PDT on May 22, 2012

Our electoral beauty contest system is hateful and untenable. It is entertainment for media profits, where oligarchy backed candidates focus public attention on personal trivialities while we the people get fleeced. We need direct democracy, electronic and decentralized. We the People rule, not oligarchy rule, for a prosperous future.

8:49AM PDT on May 22, 2012

When Linda McMahon ran in 2010 she was all in favor of getting rid of the Federal Minimun Wage Law. She thought it was unconstitutional to make companies give a living wage to their employees.

6:35AM PDT on May 22, 2012

Just remember, a vote for ANY Republican, is a vote for a neanderthal ! !

Just because she has money does NOT MAKE HER intelligent or capable of being a real representative of the people.

Just saying'

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