McMahon 'Stunned' by Loss in Senate Race

The former head of the WWE gave a post-election interview to Bloomberg News recently and said she was working on her acceptance speech when she learned she'd lost her bid - once again - for a U.S. Senate seat.

Linda McMahon was sitting alone, going over her acceptance speech, when she learned she'd lost, for the second time in as many years, her expensive and hard-fought battle to join the U.S. Senate.

In an interview with Bloomberg News a few days ago, McMahon said she was sitting in an upstairs room of her home, fine-tuning her acceptance speech about 40 minutes after the polls had closed, when she caught sight of a TV graphic showing that Democrat Chris Murphy had won.

"I was stunned for a moment," McMahon told Bloomberg News. "I sat there for a few minutes on my own, reflecting on what the race had been. I thought about the thousands of people who not only had touched me but whom I had touched as well. All the notes, 'Thank you for running. Thank you for showing me that it’s worth putting everything on the line,' and things like that."

She said that while some have criticized her for spending so much of her personal fortune on her Senate aspirations, $97 million as of the latest accounting, comments that she was trying to buy a U.S. Senate seat were off the mark, McMahon told the news service.

"The way it’s framed is that I’m trying to buy the election for my own personal gain. What would be my personal gain? I’m not looking for a new career. I’ve had a wonderful career. I was hoping to bring a different voice and perspective and use my skills that have been honed as a CEO in bringing people together," Bloomberg quotes her.

Wondering November 13, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Uh-oh, I see a governor's candidacy coming our way.
Lucia November 14, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I was also stunned that murphy was elected. He votes 100% of the time with obama, pelosi and reid and does not care about his constituency. Now we have this incompetent in office and those who voted for him are dragging the rest of us down with them.
myopinion November 15, 2012 at 10:51 PM
$97 million! $97 million! Are you kidding me. That is a crime!
Michael Gianfranceschi November 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM
why? it's her money no one tells you what to do with your money. besides you may say she was trying to buy our votes(personally don't agree with that), all the the money Murphy received from out of state and specail interests, some say up to 15 million, what was that? I say they were buyng HIS vote. think about it.......
myopinion November 16, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I think their should be some limits on what politicians can spend to get elected. That would even out the playing field and assure that money isn't "wasted" on getting elected. Their are people in this state without homes! Children without books etc. etc...So many more worthy places for money to be spent. Yes its her money, but spending 97 million on an election just proves what a lame Senator she would have made if she thinks this is the right way to use money. She obviously has no moral values. This proves it.
David Propper November 16, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Unfortunately, OUR Supreme Court believes differently.
Lucia November 16, 2012 at 04:58 PM
myopinion: When two words sound alike (known as homonyms), it ‘s easy to think they mean the same thing. English being what it is, they usually don’t and it’s important to get them right so you say exactly what you mean. For example, what’s the difference between their, there and they’re? The three are often mixed up when writing, because they sound exactly the same. However, the meanings of these three words couldn’t be more different. Let’s start with "their." It’s the possessive form of they, which means it is used to show ownership or belonging. If something belongs to them, it is their item. Example: Michael and Lola left their car at home as it was a fine night. There: If you are talking about a place or location, then you need the word ‘there." This word indicates where something goes or where something is. Example: Michael dropped his coat on the floor. Lola said: “Don’t put it there, Michael. Hang it on a hook.” They’re: Finally, they’re is a contraction of they are, with the apostrophe showing where the letter a has been left out. If you sound it out in full in the sentence and it sounds right, then you’ve got the right one. Otherwise, it must be one of the other two.
myopinion November 18, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Lucia. Thanks for the clarification. Does it have anything to do with the subject we are discussing? No. I think not. I do not concern myself with such trivia when simply commenting on an article. If I were writing a letter or paper, I assure you, I would pay more attention to my grammar. I am fairly certain that most people who read my comments were capable of understanding. However, I apologize if you had difficulty understanding my comments and will try to simplify and/or be more careful with spelling in the future.
Lucia November 18, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Attention to grammar is an attention to detail AND accuracy. Using the “correct” word to replace a wordy sentence is important . I will admit there is room for street language and quaint ethnic affectations which add greatly to society and contribute to libraries of humor but they can become a code for laziness and mediocrity. Certainly your poor grammar did not affect the content of your post, but it bodes ill on your attention to detail. You are insulted because you were corrected. I tried to instill some knowledge so that in the future you would not make the same mistake. To defend a mistake is not the way to go.
myopinion November 20, 2012 at 04:36 AM
"Using the "correct" word to replace a wordy sentence is important". Your sentence doesn't even make sense. BTW... I was not insulted...merely amused. Nor was I defending a mistake, simply explaining the obvious to someone who "doesn't seem to get it". Try to stick to the issues, rather than deflect. Which is a typical (albeit not effective) conservative republican tactic.
Lucia November 20, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason. Your attempts at belittling my understanding are more proof of your ignorance. I suppose calling me a conservative republican is your attempt to insult me, but this is just another error on your part.
Paul C. Barba February 26, 2013 at 02:15 AM
Lucia is your typical conservative who votes the standard party line on pretty much all issues. Thats ok Lucia, I'm a Democrat and I do the same thing. But lets be frank, your not happy that your candidate lost after spending over 100 million dollars in 2 election cycles. Better Murphy who actually works for Connecticut than McMahon who had no idea what a gallon of milk cost.


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