How does a political veteran with a $5 million warchest lose to an ill-funded neophyte? One way is to spend it poorly by, for example, airing more than 1,000 television ads without ever talking directly in them to voters - - and frequently broadcasting your opponent’s image.
Republican U.S. Senate contender Linda McMahon, a former professional wrestling executive who sometimes entered the ring, answered a plea to cease personal attacks with a renewed assault against Chris Murphy, her Democratic opponent, in their second debate.
When Republican Linda McMahon ran for U.S. Senate in 2010, her Connecticut opponents gleefully highlighted images from 2001 showing the former head of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. in the ring, kicking her husband, Vince, in the groin.
While Linda McMahon, the former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, knows drama, she says even she didn’t anticipate the furor over her latest bid to win a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut, which she lost to Democratic U.S. Representative Chris Murphy.
Billionaires B. Wayne Hughes, Paul Singer and Ken Griffin are among two dozen donors who together gave $5.2 million last month to American Crossroads, a Republican group aligned with political strategist Karl Rove.
Republican Linda McMahon leads in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race, with the former professional wrestling executive benefiting from a narrower margin of support for President Barack Obama in the state compared with four years ago, according to a poll of likely voters.
Linda McMahon , former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. , won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Connecticut and will face Democrat Richard Blumenthal in November’s election.