Articles Tagged 'Linda McMahon'

Connecticut: Himes Fundraises Off McMahon House Race Rumors

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., used the possibility of former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon running for Congress to bring in bucks on Thursday. “She’s baaaaaaaaack,” read the email from Himes, who warned his supporters that the two-time Senate candidate could try to “buy” a House seat. Local news outlets report that McMahon has continued to stay involved in local… READ MORE

Chris Murphy Pulls Ahead Of Linda McMahon In Connecticut Senate Election: Poll

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October 24, 2012
By Edith Honan Oct 24 (Reuters) – Connecticut Democratic U.S. Congressman Chris Murphy has pulled ahead of Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon in their U.S. Senate race, taking a 49 percent to 43 percent lead in a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Murphy is now leading among women and older voters, but the closely watched race remains fluid less than… READ MORE

Murphy, McMahon clash in first Conn. Senate debate

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October 12, 2012
ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — The rancor seen in the advertising for Connecticut’s close U.S. Senate race spilled over Sunday into the first debate of the campaign, with Republican Linda McMahon and Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy accusing one another of deceit and avoiding the issues that matter to voters.
McMahon, the 64-year-old former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, now …
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Arizona, Connecticut Contests Are Flipping the Script

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October 10, 2012
By Abby Livingston, Roll Call Staff The emergence of Arizona and Connecticut as competitive Senate battlegrounds has reinforced one of the most important themes of this cycle: In a neutral political environment, candidates matter more than ever. Both open-seat races share similarities that extend beyond the fact that each party was favored to hold one seat until recently. The contests… READ MORE

Senate hinges on New England

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September 29, 2012
By Alexander Bolton–The Hill The battle for control of the Senate could come down to New England, a region where the GOP brand was seen as defunct a few years ago. A best-case scenario for Republicans would allow the party to retain Senate seats in Massachusetts and Maine while picking up a seat in Connecticut. Coupled with gains in other… READ MORE

CT: Second Time, A New Image For McMahon

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August 13, 2012

By JOSEPH DE AVILA And ANDREW GROSSMAN, The Wall Street Journal

ENFIELD, Conn.—There are few Connecticut voters who don’t know Linda McMahon, thanks to the three years and $62 million the Republican has spent campaigning for Senate this year and in 2010. But despite all that time and money, a persistently large number of them still don’t like the former… READ MORE

Former Wrestling CEO McMahon Returns for Next Round

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October 9, 2011
By Stephen Clark, Fox News You can’t keep a good woman down – especially one known for putting the smackdown on her opponents. Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon is back, running for U.S. Senate in Connecticut after her first bid fell short last year against the now-Sen. Dick Blumenthal. And just like in wresting, when a character changes… READ MORE

Simmons vs. McMahon, Part Deux?

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December 25, 2010
Don Michak, Journal Inquirer Robert R. Simmons, the former 2nd District congressman who in May was defeated by Linda McMahon in their battle for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination, acknowledged Monday that he’s thinking about a potential rematch in 2012. But the Stonington politician added that he wouldn’t make a bid for the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Joseph… READ MORE

Democrats Charge ‘Stand Up for WWE’ Campaign Reeks of McMahon Coordination

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October 21, 2010

By Steve Peoples, CQ-Roll Call

World Wrestling Entertainment is taking the fight to Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, a move that provoked immediate criticism from Democrats and questions of illegal coordination. In a campaign launched last night and expected to run through Election Day, Vince McMahon — husband of Republican Senate hopeful and WWE co-founder Linda McMahon — tries to… READ MORE

Nervous New England Dems Call on Bill Clinton

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September 27, 2010
by Molly Line, FoxNews Former President Bill Clinton is attending rallies and fundraisers from Connecticut to Maine this Sunday. Democrats hope he will rally a… READ MORE

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