Linda McMahon to Kick Off Bid for U.S. Senate

Posted by jcashman

Former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Linda McMahon,  is trying her chances again at becoming a US Senator in Connecticut. You may recall she spent about $50 million of her own money on her last bid for US Senate. Just last year, she lost to Democrat Richard Blumenthal in an election to replace Chris Dodd.

The Republican hopes two times is a charm as she hopes to replace U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman, who has announced he will not seek re-election.

Linda McMahon will officially launch her bid to represent Connecticut in the U.S. Senate  Tuesday, Sept. 20. The announcement will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Coil Pro Machinery, a Southington company that designs and manufactures custom-built coil processing machines. Jeff Gagnon founded Coil Pro in 1997 with one employee and a $1000-down payment on a 4,000 square foot warehouse. He has grown this company to a multi million-dollar-a-year enterprise with ten employees and an 18,000-square-foot facility, supporting American manufacturing  in Connecticut.

“I am running for Senate to help give entrepreneurs like Jeff the legislative support they need to succeed,” McMahon said. “If we are going to get our economy growing again, government needs to be a partner, not an adversary to job creators. We need to send to Washington people who know how the economy works, who know how job creators think, who have created jobs and who have had to deal with the real-world consequences of the taxes and regulations Congress passes. You don’t fix the problems in Washington by sending back the same people who created them. I’m a job creator, I’m not a politician.”


McMahon will be running against, GOP hopefuls, Hartford attorney Brian K. Hill and Vernon Mayor Jason McCoy.

Three Democrats are running: U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy of Cheshire, former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz of Middletown, and state Rep. William Tong of Stamford.

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