Linda McMahon Attempts Second Run For Senate


Despite a huge amount of money (most of it from her personal fortune) and a Republican wave, former World Wrestling Entertainment Chief Executive Officer Linda McMahon couldn’t manage to pull off a senate win last year against Democrat Richard Blumenthal, who won with a vast majority of the vote.

But McMahon remains undaunted.  Now she’s declaring she will run again, this time for another open senate seat in the state.  This go-around she has a rather formidable primary opponent, former Republican Congressman Chris Shays, and even if she gets the nomination, she will be running during a presidential election year — something likely to bring out way more voters in this Democratically leaning state.

Still, that doesn’t seem to be scaring her off.  Perhaps she has another $40 to $50 million to spend and no place better to spend it.


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SeattleAnn S.
Ann S6 years ago

*mentioned not mention. Wish I could hire a proofreader for my comments. ;-)

SeattleAnn S.
Ann S6 years ago

It's good writing practice to mention at least once WHICH state you're writing about not just assume that everyone knows all the people in your article and only making references to "the state". I appreciate Care2 keeping me apprised of various issues, but like most of us on here, I have more than a full-time job that doesn't involve knowing every candidate for every political office in every state. Also, the reader shouldn't have to spend the time to Google this sort of information that should be clearly mention in the body or title of the article.

Kevin L.
Kevin Lewis6 years ago

Isn't one run enough and 40 or 50 million dollars, I personal would never vote of a Republican.

parnel i.
parnel i6 years ago

She lost once with 50 million of her money invested. Now she wants to run again. I hope people remember how she made her money and her entire background. It is suspect to say the least. We need people with integrity and solid ethics to run for any office. Her entire history should be made public. Save us all and don't run again.

Mark M.
Mark M6 years ago

It's OK by her that she'll have to dip into her trough to pay for another campaign. She would expect to get a lot of it back, anyway, one way or another, from the patrons and interests who want her to win so she can represent their interests in the Senate. You know, cutting taxes, stealing Medicaid payments, awarding cozy contracts, that sort of thing. It's pay-to-play in our ongoing, and progressively worsening, case of electile dysfunction.

Dianne Robertson
Dianne Robertson6 years ago

Poor Linda, despite spending a fortue ,she lost ---big. BUT she still has money to burn so she wants to try again. OK. GO for it.I think this will be a wake-up call year for Republicans and they'll all lose BUT I'll be perfectly happy to let Linda be one of the losers!

Marie W.
Marie W6 years ago

We need election laws- public money only, a set amount and only a few week to campaign. Also Truth in advertising.

Dan B.
Dan Brook6 years ago

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-education, union busting, Medicare and Social Security slashing, fiscally irresponsible, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out-of-touch, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

David Menard
David Menard6 years ago

The only way to save this country from theo-fascisim is to make sure no mpre the repug teabaggers are elected

Linda Tonner
Linda Tonner6 years ago

What a shame she made her money with muscle bound men and tarty looking women!

I bet they make more than minimum wage, yet contribute NOTHING to society except showing kids that violence is fun!