WWE’s Linda McMahon running against Chris Dodd for CT Senate seat…

Should be fun! Dodd is IMO a real tool, (of the banking industry).

Courtesy of hpchuckyc

TheScorecard:

Linda McMahon, the chief executive officer of the World Wrestling Entertainment, is adding a brand new wrinkle into the Connecticut Senate race.  She announced her campaign today and is pledging to spend her fortune on the race.

“I have spent the past 30 years growing what began as a 13-employee small business into a publicly traded, global entertainment company that now provides over 500 jobs here in Connecticut,” McMahon said in a statement. “I understand what it takes to balance a budget, create jobs and grow the economy.”

McMahon said she won’t be accepting PAC money or individual donations of more than $100, meaning her campaign will be predominantly self-financed..

She is bringing in big guns to run the campaign:

…In Connecticut, Republicans have to win a critical 15 percent threshold at a Republican convention filled with GOP activists before they can move onto the primary ballot — and that could be challenging for an outsider like McMahon to accomplish.

But as Chris Cillizza notes in today’s Fix, McMahon has also brought on board an A-team of Republican consultants – with Scott Howell and Associates handling media and former NRSC political director Mike Slanker serving as the general consultant. Former NRCC press secretary Ed Patru will be handling the same role with her campaign…

Courtesy of rickfriele

September 16, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Politics, Popular Culture.

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