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  • Senate Confirms Former Wrestling Exec McMahon To Lead SBA

    02/14/2017 5:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Manufacturing ^ | February 14, 2017 | Kevin Freking, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare display of bipartisanship, the Senate on Tuesday confirmed former wrestling entertainment executive Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration as part of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The Senate voted 81-19 to confirm McMahon, who helped start and grow World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said McMahon will "prioritize growing jobs over growing government bureaucracy."(continued)
  • Trump chooses pro wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration

    12/07/2016 1:17:49 PM PST · by springwater13 · 156 replies
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate professional wrestling magnate and former Senate candidate Linda McMahon as his choice to head the Small Business Administration, transition officials told Reuters on Wednesday. The announcement was expected later on Wednesday. McMahon, 68, is a co-founder and former CEO of the professional wrestling franchise WWE, which is based in Stamford, Connecticut. She ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010. She was an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign. The SBA, which has at least one office in every U.S. state, provides support to small businesses such as extending loans...
  • Connecticut Republicans applaud Jeb & McMahon gets award

    04/12/2014 3:45:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    WRAL ^ | SUSAN HAIGH
    Republicans, to be seen as a young and dynamic political party, must present a positive agenda that restores opportunity for social mobility and reforms the nation's immigration policies, former Florida governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday. Bush, appearing at a major fundraiser named after his late grandfather U.S. Sen. Prescott Bush, received loud applause from the crowd of nearly 800 Connecticut Republicans for his immigration reform stance.
  • Senate Elections to Watch on Tuesday

    11/05/2012 7:00:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Darling
    Most Americans will focus on election results in Ohio and Florida to see who rides those states’ Electoral College votes into the White House. But the winner of the presidential race will not automatically control the 2013 legislative agenda. Congress still matters. The battle for control of the U.S. Senate is vitally important and just as hard-fought as the top-of-the-ticket contest. Currently, a caucus of 51 Democrats and two liberal Independents rule the upper chamber. Since the Vice President can cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate, Republicans would have to pick up three seats to gain a working majority...
  • Linda McMahon in Connecticut: She's Baaaaaack!

    09/22/2012 8:04:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/22/2012 | By Stuart Schwartz
    Linda McMahon, the tenacious and successful business executive, who two years ago beat the Republican establishment in the U.S. Senate primary in Connecticut, is shaping up to be a nightmare for Connecticut Democrats. The candidate for U.S. Senate threatens an upset of their anti-business, redistributionist, and nanny-state agenda in a state they have taken for granted. In Connecticut, as in neighboring Massachusetts and New York, it's long been what the Democrats want, the Democrats get. But polls show that McMahon has been "unexpectedly" pulling ahead -- mainstream media-speak for "we sure hate to report this, but integrity demands an occasional...
  • Sen. Brown denounces Romney comments

    09/18/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Alexander Jaffe
    Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) came out in opposition to Mitt Romney's controversial remarks on the "47 percent." Brown, who has been distancing himself from elements of the Republican Party, joins GOP Senate candidate in Connecticut Linda McMahon in coming out against the statements. "That’s not the way I view the world. As someone who grew up in tough circumstances, I know that being on public assistance is not a spot that anyone wants to be in. Too many people today who want to work are being forced into public assistance for lack of jobs," he said in an email to...
  • Northeastern Republicans Show (More) Signs of Life (CT)

    09/09/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 7, 2012 | STEPHEN MOORE
    Connecticut's Linda McMahon has Democrats nervous about losing another blue-state Senate seat. Connecticut might be the last place you'd expect Republicans to pick up a U.S. Senate seat this November, but it may happen. In the race for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman's seat, Linda McMahon, the co-founder of the highly profitable World Wrestling Entertainment, leads Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy by three points, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll. Those numbers terrify Democrats, so much so that at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., this week they frantically shuttled Mr. Murphy around town to meet deep-pocket Democratic donors. Connecticut hasn't had...
  • Polling Question: How Can Obama Be Ahead in States Where Dem. Senate Candidates Behind?

    09/02/2012 6:48:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Self | September 2, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I have a question: How can Obama be ahead in states where the Democrat Senate candidates are behind. I'll give you an example: Connecticut. In that state, the Republican Senate, Linda McMahon, leads her Democrat opponent by 3 points according to the polls yet the polls also show CT as solid for Obama. How can that be? How does Obama run AHEAD of the Democrat Senate candidate? I see similar situations in other states, such as Wisconsin, where Obama is supposed to be ahead yet the Democrat Senate candidates are behind.
  • Q-poll shows Linda McMahon up by 3 in CT

    08/28/2012 7:16:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Last week, Ramussen showed Republican nominee Linda McMahon with a 3-point edge over her Democratic opponent in the US Senate race in Connecticut, Rep. Chris Murphy, 49/46. Six days later, Quinnipiac confirms that McMahon has a slight edge over Murphy — and in fact finds the exact same result: Connecticut likely voters put Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon on the right side of a 49-46 percent too-close-to-call U.S. Senate race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. …"The poll is good news for Linda McMahon. In our first likely voter poll in...
  • Rasmussen: Linda McMahon leads in CT, 49/46

    08/22/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/22/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    There's no way that Republicans can lose a Senate race in Missouri while winning two in Massachusetts and Connecticut ... right? Would Spock have to wear a goatee in that universe? Rasmussen’s new poll in the Nutmeg State shows Republican nominee Linda McMahon out to a slight lead over Democratic nominee Chris Murphy in their first look at the general election race for Joe Lieberman's US Senate seat: Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon holds a narrow lead over Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race.A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut...
  • Deposing McMahon: If not porn, what is it? (WWE)

    06/02/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Connecticut) ^ | May 31, 2012 | Chris Powell
    Criticize U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and you risk getting threatened with a libel lawsuit by the wrestling entertainment company she used to run, WWE Inc. of Stamford, now run by her husband -- threatened even when the criticism of McMahon doesn't mention WWE.
  • ShePAC Fights Back: "2012 Won't Be A War On Women, It Will Be A War By Women"

    04/17/2012 3:52:05 PM PDT · by ak267 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/2012 | Breitbart TV
    ShePac Endorses five candidates for the upcoming 2012 Senatorial campaign: Linda McMahon (Connecticut) Sarah Steelman (Missouri) Linda Lingle (Hawaii) Heather Wilson (New Mexico) Deb Fischer (Nebraska) http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/04/17/SHE-PAC-2012-Wont-Be-A-War-On-Women-It-Will-Be-A-War-By-Women#disqus_thread
  • Linda McMahon Poised to Run for Senate Again

    09/10/2011 11:02:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    In the last election cycle, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon spent $50 million of her own fortune in an unsuccessful quest to fill Connecticut's vacant U.S. Senate seat, losing badly to her Democratic opponent, Richard Blumenthal. With the lessons of being a novice candidate behind her, McMahon is back for Round 2, poised to enter the 2012 race to succeed retiring four-term Sen. Joe Lieberman. A source close to McMahon’s future campaign confirmed to RealClearPolitics that the Republican hopeful will make her candidacy official in the next two weeks. (News of her plans was first reported by The...
  • Blumenthal campaign worried their voters are not turning out

    Dick Blumenthal is worried his voters are not showing up and has sent out a last minute get out and vote Email to his supporters.
  • McMahon Aide: ‘This Could Be the Biggest Upset’ (CT)

    11/02/2010 1:25:45 PM PDT · by mojito · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/2/2010 | Brian Bolduc
    Shawn McCoy, a spokesman for Linda McMahon, tells Battle ‘10 he’s hearing the same things about turnout in Connecticut: It’s higher in Republican areas and lower in Democratic ones. “I think that having those two congressional races over there [in the fourth and fifth districts] — having them be close and having them drive turnout is a big boost to us,” McCoy says. “We’re seeing good turnout in precincts all across the state, especially Trumbull. I know there are some long lines there.” McMahon voted in Greenwich at 6:30 a.m. this morning. Today, she’s visiting several polling stations throughout the...
  • WWE Faithful Vote For The Bombshells (Linda McMahon, CT)

    10/31/2010 10:30:02 AM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | 10/31/2010 | Thomas MacMillan
    They roared as “Triple H” — U.S. Senate hopeful Linda McMahon’s son-in-law — pounded his opponent in the ring. They cheered as her husband Vince urged them to wear their World Wrestling Entertainment T-shirts to the polls on Tuesday. They whooped and hollered for the busty “Divas” who stomped their rival hussies. Then the diehards of World Wrestling nation filed out of the arena—some of them, at least, promising to vote for the candidate herself on Tuesday. The wrasslin’ and unstated politickin’ took center stage Saturday, just three days before Election Day, at the Hartford XL Center. Saturday’s World Wrestling...
  • Wrestler's Father Criticizes Linda McMahon

    10/28/2010 7:06:43 AM PDT · by Cowman · 27 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | October 25, 2010 | DANIELA ALTIMARI
    Wrestler's Father Criticizes Linda McMahon October 25, 2010|By DANIELA ALTIMARI, altimari@courant.com HARTFORD — The father of professional wrestler Chris Benoit came to Connecticut Monday to slam Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon. Michael Benoit urged voters to spurn McMahon's candidacy because, he said, the company she helped build and ran for many years, World Wrestling Entertainment, has shown a complete disregard for the health and safety of its performers. One of those performers was Benoit's son, Chris Benoit, who killed his wife and young son before killing himself in 2007. Chris Benoit had taken steroids and suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy...
  • Blumenthal camp aids group’s attack on McMahon (working with Planned Parenthood)

    10/23/2010 10:21:14 AM PDT · by raybbr · 12 replies
    Midddletownpress.com ^ | 10-23-2010 | Ed Stannard
    Staff members for state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s U.S. Senate campaign assisted Planned Parenthood when the agency asked for photos of women wrestlers in order to launch an attack on Linda McMahon, the campaign confirmed Friday. McMahon’s campaign accused Blumenthal’s of cooperating with the women’s health organization in election activities. While nonprofit and for-profit groups can spend money on campaigns, a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, they are not allowed to coordinate efforts on paid political advertisements. Earlier this week, the state Democratic Party filed a complaint with the FEC charging coordinated...
  • Blumenthal Giving The SmackDown; GOP Not Pinned Yet

    10/05/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 19 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/5/2010 | Ed Carson
    Contrary to a previous IBD prediction, Connecticut GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon did not catch Democrat Richard Blumenthal by late September. While a Quinnipiac poll last week showed the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) narrowing the state Attorney General’s lead to three points, three new polls give Blumenthal leads of 7, 10 and 12. Worse for McMahon, Blumenthal is polling above 50% in all three. McMahon has been hitting Blumenthal in recent weeks for distorting his Vietnam record. That may be backfiring. These polls are a blow for Republican hopes to retake the Senate.
  • Connecticut primary: Malloy, McMahon win; Republican Tom Foley Ahead (as of 9:54pm ET)

    08/10/2010 7:17:43 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 55 replies · 1+ views
    The Hartford Courant (courant.com) ^ | August 10, 2010 9:54 PM | Christopher Keating
    Democrat Dannel Malloy Wins Primary; Ned Lamont Makes Concession Speech; Republican Tom Foley Ahead (as of 9:54pm) In a major come-from-behind upset, Democrat Dannel Malloy won the gubernatorial primary Tuesday night as Greenwich cable TV entrepreneur Ned Lamont conceded the race in a speech in Bridgeport. Malloy had been behind in the polls for more than six months, but he roared back with a strategy of targeting "prime'' voters who have a history of voting in Democratic primaries. On the Republican side, Greenwich multi-millionaire Tom Foley was ahead in the early results in the GOP primary. Both Malloy and Foley...