Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vince McMahon shocked by Linda McMahon's spending in wrestling storyline. McMahon unsuccesful against Richard Blumenthal

Linda McMahon was unsuccessful in her bid for the Connecticut Senate seat as a Republican
Blumenthal bests McMahon for Conn. Senate seat
Connecticut's longtime Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has won the state's hotly contested U.S. Senate race, defeating a multimillionaire former wrestling executive and keeping the seat in Democratic control.

The 64-year-old Blumenthal defeated Republican newcomer Linda McMahon, who spent about $50 million of her on money on the race.

With 3 percent of precincts reporting, Blumenthal had 52 percent of the vote to McMahon's 47 percent.

Blumenthal will fill the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd, who did not seek re-election.
Linda McMahon built her reputation as the CEO of the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) which she also portrayed as an onscreen character with her family. The WWE has always had its share of controversy and was placed under a public microscope as its work practises and societal impact was challenged by Linda McMahon's opponents. The WWE set up 'Stand Up for WWE' in its defense.

In a moment of levity, days before the election the WWE ran a segment which poked fun at the stress the campaign has cost on Linda's wife Vince McMahon. MSNBC has a write-up of the segment below.

Vince McMahon, Freddie Prinze Jr. Get Political With Potty Humor
The WWE has a reputation for smack downs and Linda McMahon’s high-profile husband is using his WWE-style comedy – along with some potty humor -- to make his own political statement about the heated and expensive U.S. Senate race Linda and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal are embroiled in.

Vince McMahon, his daughter Stephanie and Freddie Prinze Jr. are all in the skit, which ran on Monday night raw and was posted online on Election Day...
VIDEO: Vince McMahon awakes from Coma

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