Round 2: Linda McMahon running to replace Sen. Joe Lieberman

Linda McMahon, the Republican former wrestling executive who ran unsuccessfully for a Connecticut Senate seat in 2010, has she announced she will run for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman in 2012.

“I’m a proven job creator,” McMahon said at a press conference announcing her latest campaign, CNN reports.

“It is clear to use regardless of what political party you belong to, that we are going down the wrong economic path, a path and track we have to get off of. And we have to get off in a hurry,” she continued.

McMahon, the wife of WWE founder Vince McMahon, was the CEO of the company until she announced her last senate run in 2009. A recent Quinnipiac poll showed her leading her likely primary opponent, former Congressman Chris Shays, 50 percent to 35 percent.

The same poll also showed her trailing Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy in a general election contest, and the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee was quick to pour cold water on her candidacy in a statement released to the press.

“Linda McMahon tried to buy the election last year with more than $50 million dollars of attacks and negative campaigning,” said DSCC spokesman Matt Canter in the statement. “But even last year, when voters everywhere were electing Republicans, Connecticut voters said they didn’t need a greedy CEO like McMahon who made her fortune by putting her own profits before the health and safety of her workers and marketing sex and violence to children.”

McMahon, who lost Connecticut’s last election by more than 10 points against then-Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, says that voters are tired of Washington’s mismanagement of the economy. (RELATED: Senate Republicans challenge Obama’s math)

“Two years ago, employment was about 8 percent. Today it’s over 9 percent…. We were looking back two years ago to a terrible recession. Now we’re looking forward into possibly another one,’’ she said. “Investors and entrepreneurs are holding onto their money. They can’t plan ahead, because nobody knows how many taxes, mandates, or liabilities the government is going to lay on us.’’

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  • HoosYoDaddy

    Malik Zulu Shabazz…the Black Panther President calling for a blood war against whites, Reverend Wright calling out “The KKK of A”…The Liar and Fraud in Chief calling us enemies and terrorists, Jimmy “You Sons of Bitches” Hoffa Jr., Bawneey “What Housing Crisis” Fwank, Anthony :Have You Seen My’ Weiner, Dirty Harry, Dirty Dick,Chuck-U Schumer, Charlie “I’m Not a Crook…YOU are a RACIST” Rangel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, ignorant America-haters and actual union thug terrorists and hostage takers, and on and on and on and on….. 
    only Mao, Stalin, and there other idols would be proud on these pitiful snakes. 

  • letsbehonest

    Please run Linda.  And please invite Sharon Angle and Joe Miller to join you.  All three of you are truly the face and spirit of today’s Republican party!!!

    • ojfl


      what if she wins in CT? Next year seems to be another year of unpredictable results.

      • letsbehonest

        I just hope she, Sharon Angle and Joe Miller all run again.  We need to get all of these right-wing WACKOS out in front of the cameras again.  They will help remind America what Republicans really are. 

        • ojfl


          what are the Republicans really like?

    • leblancrg

      As Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Andre Carlson and Chaka Fattah are the face of the Democratic party. You must be so proud….

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  • notalone

    Good for her and I hope she crosses the finish line in first place!

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    If Linda McMahon couldn’t win against Dick Blumenthal, I find it hard to believe that she could fare any better against Joe Lieberman.

    • JTC 1977

      Lieberman is retiring.

  • jarred113

    Linda McMahon couldn’t even beat Dick “I served in Nam” Blumenthal. How about she put the vanity race aside for one cycle so we can elect a conservative who can help fix this country.  I’m sure CT will appreciate another $50 million stimulus though. 

    • thephranc

      You do realize that she is a successful business woman that knows how to fiscally fix teh country , right?


    Linda……I think you would make a great Senator….but to do so you need to leave Connecticut. Go somewhere else and take up residency, then run. Connecticut does not deserve you.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jimkools James DiLeo

    Yeah, here in Connecticut they were sooooo smaaaaaart that they doubled-down and elected Dummycrats across the board. For that WE GOT THE LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN CONNECTICUT HISTORY.  We got a 20 year career Attorney General for US Senator instaed, the son of a dry-cleaner. After the election it comes out this fool is worth $100,000,000!!! How did he accumulate this wealth drawing a public servant salary????? No one knows.

    Dummycrats and imbeciles claim McMahon tried to buy the election by using her own money and taking no donations. How twisted: In another time it would be considered noble not to take the People’s money. Now it is a freakin sin.

    Blumenthal, the Dummycrat, took Public Money, DNC money, and PAC money. The $100 Million dollar man who made this money while supposedly a public servant got a special double gift from the Dummycrat State Legislature: They double the Public money for the clown. No Blumenthal votes directly the way Obama wishes him to. Other than that, we do not see him. So yeah, McMahon would be better than this crumb and any other crumb, like Murphy, the Dummycrats can throw up.

    • jarred113

      Linda McMahon did buy the nomination.  She employed Chris Healy’s wife and paid her over $100,000 for a few months work.  Who is Chris Healy?  He was the head of the CT Republican party.  He made sure Peter Schiff, a real conservative with Tea Party support, stayed out of the convention.  Schiff had to petition his way onto the Primary ballot, which he did.  First time in state history it was done.

      Linda McMahon and Chris Healy are not tru conservatives, they are corporatists.

      • thephranc

        I really wish people would stop using the term corporatist incorrectly.

    • HoosYoDaddy

      Go Linda…body slam the I.I.N.O. and K.O. The Fraud In Chief and his destructive agenda!

  • ladylove

    I hope she wins,

    Lieberman is such a turncoat