Sunday, May 23, 2010

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon wins GOP nod in Connecticut

via Politico
McMahon wins GOP nod in Conn.
Hartford, Conn. – Former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon won her party’s endorsement Friday night in the first round of ballots, defeating early frontrunner and longtime Connecticut GOP insider, former Rep. Rob Simmons...

As her vote tally began to surge, members of McMahon's family entered the convention center, including husband Vince McMahon, her mom, son, daughter and son-in-law, Paul Levesque, better known as the professional wrestler "Triple H." As the final votes were counted, the family stood stationary, ignoring the lights of the cameras literally surrounding them and refusing to respond when asked something.

When she took the stage to accept her victory, McMahon described it as "overwhelming." She reminded delegates that across town Democrats had endorsed Attorney General Richard Blumenthal by acclamation.

"I'd venture to say we’re going to lay the smackdown on him in November," she quipped, as her son Shane held up her hand in a victory gesture.
Read previous Linda McMahon posts here
- WWE's Linda McMahon on 'The View', leads GOP hopefuls for Connecticut Senate seat
- WWE's Linda McMahon prepares Connecticut Senate run

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