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Title: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: mass 04 on September 16, 2009, 10:22:53 AM
She resigned as CEO of WWE in order to challenge Dem. Chris Dodd

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Linda-McMahon-WWE-CEO-to-Run-for-Conn-Senator-59389732.html (http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local-beat/Linda-McMahon-WWE-CEO-to-Run-for-Conn-Senator-59389732.html)


Title: Re: Linda McMahon running for US Senate
Post by: Playboy on September 16, 2009, 10:40:58 AM
She resigned as CEO of WWE in order to challenge Dem. Chris Dodd

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local....r-59389732.html (http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local....r-59389732.html)
That's fucked....like she needs the cash and headaches. She should be at home living in the lap of luxury that the business has given her.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon running for US Senate
Post by: mass 04 on September 16, 2009, 11:20:01 AM
Who's gonna be the new CEO? Steph or Shane O?
Vince has taken over as both chairman and CEO.

http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE58F2G620090916 (http://www.reuters.com/article/industryNews/idUSTRE58F2G620090916)


Title: Re: Linda McMahon running for US Senate
Post by: leonp1981 on September 16, 2009, 11:31:05 AM
This could be an ideal opportunity for Vince to step back slightly, and let other people have more say in the product.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon running for US Senate
Post by: Playboy on September 16, 2009, 11:37:48 AM
This could be an ideal opportunity for Vince to step back slightly, and let other people have more say in the product.
That will NEVER happen as long as Vince is alive.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon running for US Senate
Post by: Montague on September 16, 2009, 01:29:36 PM
That's fucked....like she needs the cash and headaches. She should be at home living in the lap of luxury that the business has given her.

Much like the Schwarzenegger’s, I think this move has less to do with money and much more to do with POWER.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon running for US Senate
Post by: leonp1981 on September 16, 2009, 04:01:38 PM
That will NEVER happen as long as Vince is alive.

He could still be in charge of storylines/creative, etc. but could allow Steph to take charge of the TV broadcasts.  Someone needs to stop some of the cheesy, gimmicky crap he keeps putting out.


Title: Linda McMahon 2010 Connecticut Senate Race:
Post by: mass 04 on December 09, 2009, 05:40:50 AM
Politico.com has a big article up, including quotes from former WWE wrestlers, regarding Linda McMahon's Senate campaign. The article focuses largely on the fact that WWE doesn't offer insurance to their wrestlers, but does mention that they know this when they sign the contract. Here are some of the quotes from the wrestlers in the article:

* Former WWE Women's Champion Joanie "Chyna" Laurer: "If there is a race to Capitol Hill, I hope she gets knocked off before she even starts."

* Former WCW Announcer Larry Zbyszko: "If the people in Connecticut are stupid enough to elect Linda, that's their problem."

* Former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino: “I would not vote for her because I know what she contributed to the wrestling world with her husband. The vulgarity, the nudity, the profanity, all that kind of crap — it bothers me.”

* Former WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Superstar Billy Graham: “This campaign is the height of hypocrisy. I believe the voters and citizens in Connecticut deserve to be told the truth. In no way does she have a rightful place in the U.S. Senate. The fact that we were out there experiencing trauma and drawing in untold millions for the company [means] we should have at least had some sort of health insurance.”

* ECW Alumni The Blue Meanie: "We’re the guys out there sacrificing ourselves. You’d think they’d throw us a bone. Sometimes you wondered if they saw their employees as humans or farm animals It was like being in the circus. You’re shipped here, perform there; it’s almost like you’re disposable.”"

* Wrestling Vixen Dawn Marie Psaltis: "I think she'd be awesome. Even through the worst of relationships, I've had to respect them. They are great business people who work with all types of people."

* Marvelous Marc Mero, sometimes known as “Wildman” or “Johnny B. Badd,” also told POLITICO he would never vote for McMahon


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: The Showstoppa on December 09, 2009, 11:15:07 AM
"Me....me.....me !!!!!"

How about not voting for her because she is vastly unqualified for the office?  Running a company, which she didn't even really do, still doesn't equate to an effective politican.  She is used to people yelling "How high?" when told to jump.....that fails miserably in politics.  She should ask Jesse Ventura.


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: mass 04 on December 09, 2009, 01:46:31 PM
I agree she has no qualifications to be senator but the hypocrisy of these people blow me away. They had no problems with her when they were cashing checks. Graham had no problem taking their money from a DVD and book. McMahon kept him on the payroll for YEARS with some meaningless 'ambassador' title. The Blue Meanie, who's one of the most arrogant pricks you'll ever meet (or so I'm told by a few dozen people) worked for ECW and a guy that stiffed the workers and when the company went down found out about it when they saw Heyman on RAW. You are disposable, just like in any business, you want a friend then buy a puppy. Bruno is bitter over money and his no talent son, and lost all credibility when he said Hogan wasn't a draw, but at least he's kept his word and stayed away.


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Montague on December 09, 2009, 02:04:53 PM
I posted this in response to Wolfgang's post under News & Notes before I saw your post down below...


WOW!
They all happen to be people who are bitter towards Vince.
Shocker!

Ya know...
Before making any important political decisions that will affect your way of life, these are the people you should first consult:

Graham – drug abuser… 
Chyna – drug abuser & junkie/amateur porn star…
Meanie – didn’t he do a stint in rehab, too? 

I still say Bruno is just bitter over his kid not making it in the biz.
Larry is Bruno’s buddy, and maybe a little jealous himself that he never had that big run in the Fed.

I’d rather hear from some political analysts, economists, etc…
Give me Ben Stein or Wolf Blitzer - anyone who's somewhat intelligent and doesn't have a personal grudge against the McMahons.

WTF credentials does CHYNA have?
What light could she possibly shed on the political arena?


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Montague on December 09, 2009, 02:07:06 PM
Blue Meanie brings up the “circus animal complaint,” a common gripe of bitter former wrestlers.
He’s right about what he says, but then how smart is he for sticking around?

It was "terrible," but there was something that kept him doing it.
And if he says it was for the money, then THAT JUSTIFIES IT!
There was a payoff & obviously enough of one to warrant him staying.
 
Here’s reality: a lot of good paying jobs are shitty.
If you want the paycheck, you put up with it.


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Montague on December 09, 2009, 02:12:43 PM
Quote
WWE’s lack of health insurance is at the heart of the wrestlers’ grievances. They allege that McMahon and her husband, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, ran a billion-dollar company that provided no health insurance for the wrestlers who put their bodies on the line to help turn the WWE into the global phenomenon it is today.


There are alternative ways to get health insurance.
Did any of these guys ever think of having their wives get a job that provides coverage, and just going under that while they wrestled. There are some large corporations that even offer their part-timers benefits packages.

Hell, set up some kind of half-assed business for your wife – she could be an interior decorator – not much overhead cost & and she wouldn’t have to work hard enough to support the household since her wrestler hubby is the primary bread winner.
She can buy health coverage as a self-employed person.
Yeah, it’s expensive, but even back in Graham’s day, the top guys were making upwards of $5,000.00 USD/week.
Even after taxes you’d have plenty to buy health care & still be set.

Granted, not all of the guys were at the top, but Graham was, and he is always one of the biggest critics of the health insurance issue.

There were lots of guys like Rene Goulet & Tony Garea who were lower on the card, made less than guys like Graham, but live a very comfortable life today because not only did they avoid spending foolishly, they also invested wisely, and researched ways to do the most with what they had.





Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: mass 04 on December 09, 2009, 02:13:08 PM
are you saying Johnny B. Badd isn't on 'Meet the Press' this week? Why stand on the soapbox now? If they were are so bad to work for and you are all so righteous why didn't you quit when you were making 6 figures a year and speak out then? Graham gets me more than anyone. Vince has been more than fair and generous to him, the WWE is the antichrist until the cash runs out.


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Montague on December 09, 2009, 02:24:43 PM
If they were are so bad to work for and you are all so righteous why didn't you quit when you were making 6 figures a year and speak out then? Graham gets me more than anyone. Vince has been more than fair and generous to him, the WWE is the antichrist until the cash runs out.

Exactly correct on ALL points.


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 09, 2009, 02:33:01 PM
Blue Meanie brings up the “circus animal complaint,” a common gripe of bitter former wrestlers.
He’s right about what he says, but then how smart is he for sticking around?


I don't see how this is different than any other pro sport. If you can't perform or pull your weight, you're gone. Is McMahon supposed to support them for their entire lives?


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Montague on December 09, 2009, 02:38:55 PM
"Me....me.....me !!!!!"

How about not voting for her because she is vastly unqualified for the office?  Running a company, which she didn't even really do, still doesn't equate to an effective politican.  She is used to people yelling "How high?" when told to jump.....that fails miserably in politics.  She should ask Jesse Ventura.


I know nothing about her platform, but it's bothersome that she has no prior political experience to speak of.

I honestly don't know if she's qualified or not.
But if I lived in Connecticut and wanted to find out, I would look to other sources before relying on the people above.

None of them mention any specifics as to why she is unqualified.
Graham discusses the health care topic, but neglects to mention his hip replacement and other acts of kindness Vince has done for him.
Graham has "0" credibility anyhow.

Larry Z. simply says that, basically, you're stupid if you vote for her.
Well, that's enough to make up my mind. ::)





Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: mass 04 on December 09, 2009, 02:46:46 PM
It's funny, the one person on the list who should have the biggest gripe, Dawn Marie is the only one with anything good to say.


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Montague on December 09, 2009, 02:47:17 PM
I don't see how this is different than any other pro sport. If you can't perform or pull your weight, you're gone. Is McMahon supposed to support them for their entire lives?

Exactly.
And Vince does sometimes do things to help past performers - not that he's obligated to.
I'm willing to bet there are some acts we never even hear about.

But even after taxes & expenses, most of those guys made much more than the average working American.
It's what you do with that money.

Johnny Valentine used to walk around in public lighting cigars with a $100 bill. Whether you have it or not, can you think of anything more stupid to do with money than that?

When you're forced to retire because of age or injury, you'll wish you had all those bills.
Especially guys like Johnny V. - lighting cigars with $100's wasn't the only thing they pissed away their money on.


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Montague on December 09, 2009, 02:49:07 PM
It's funny, the one person on the list who should have the biggest gripe, Dawn Marie is the only one with anything good to say.

I honestly can't remember...
What were the conditions of her departure?


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: mass 04 on December 09, 2009, 02:53:57 PM
I honestly can't remember...
What were the conditions of her departure?
Supposedly due to her pregnancy and a lawsuit against WWE followed...


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: leonp1981 on December 10, 2009, 05:17:58 PM
If Linda had the balls to be a politician, she should never have agreed to the 'Vegetable in a Wheelchair' angle.  

"You what Vince, you wanna kiss the pretty Diva's while I sit and watch?  Oh, you go right ahead hon!"

 ::)    ;D


Title: Re: Bitter has beens and never was blasts Linda McMahons senate run
Post by: Montague on December 10, 2009, 06:09:15 PM
It shouldn’t, but WWF will probably be the biggest thing to hold her back.

She could have the cure for cancer, but her opponents’ smear campaign will run one clip of her – and/or more likely Vince – doing something from Attitude Era programming, and that will be the end.

The only thing that might save her is that WWF has done a lot of charity work over the years.
I don’t know what all they’ve done in and surrounding the Stamford area, but they’d better compile a nice montage of the McMahon’s kissing babies & feeding the poor to counter every bit of negative footage her opposition airs. 


Title: Linda McMahon heading back to the family business?
Post by: Montague on January 18, 2010, 06:39:14 PM
According to Connecticut Senate polling data, Linda is putting over her two campaign opponents big time:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/ct/connecticut_senate_mcmahon_vs_blumenthal-1145.html (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/ct/connecticut_senate_mcmahon_vs_blumenthal-1145.html)

I suspect they'll eventually incorporate this into some kind of angle.
 ;)



Title: Re: Linda McMahon heading back to the family business?
Post by: Playboy on January 19, 2010, 04:50:03 AM
According to Connecticut Senate polling data, Linda is putting over her two campaign opponents big time:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/ct/connecticut_senate_mcmahon_vs_blumenthal-1145.html (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2010/senate/ct/connecticut_senate_mcmahon_vs_blumenthal-1145.html)

I suspect they'll eventually incorporate this into some kind of angle.
 ;)


Sure she's heading back to the family business. Who the hell in their right mind would vote for this broad? What does she know about politics and what qualifies her?


Title: Re: Linda McMahon heading back to the family business?
Post by: Montague on January 26, 2010, 05:07:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo4wDHFab9g


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b63HP13Lrkc



Title: Re: Linda McMahon 2010 Connecticut Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on February 07, 2010, 12:58:10 PM
credit: wrestlezone.com

The Courant has an article up noting that Rob Simmons recently attacked Linda McMahon's senate run by claiming that WWE was inappropriate in its use of the Eugene character played by Nick Dinsmore. Below is an excerpt from the article:

"A day after Rob Simmons attacked Linda McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment, the company she helped build and once led, for insensitivity toward people with mental disabilities, the McMahon campaign fought back.

The issue bubbled to the surface of an already acrimonious campaign between Simmons and McMahon, both Republicans running for U.S. Senate, after White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used a derogatory word for people with learning disabilities.

That prompted the Simmons camp to circulate a couple of YouTube videos showing a WWE storyline that featured Eugene, a character with a mental impairment, being humiliated in the ring.

"Rob Simmons indicates once again that he doesn't understand how to separate fact from fiction,'' Ed Patru, a spokesman for the McMahon campaign, said in a statement. "In the soap opera world of WWE, the character 'Eugene' was developmentally disabled, but rather than the beaten down, pathetic character that Rob presents, Eugene was treated via scripting like all WWE superstars with no special privileges. He competed in the ring or in a steel cage, sometimes winning, but often losing as an underdog. In the end, in spite of any disability, he was victorious and became a hero."


That's nothing. I heard that, for years, PETA's been trying to sue WB for animal cruelty of animated coyotes.
 ::)


Title: Re: Linda McMahon 2010 Connecticut Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on May 18, 2010, 03:47:21 PM
Linda McMahon's chances of winning the U.S. Senate race have just improved a bit.
Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal, who was slated to be the Democratic nominee for Senate, is currently being accused of lying about serving in the Vietnam war.

This is somewhat of a big deal as the most recent polls had Blumenthal leading the polls, ahead of Republican front runners Rob Simmons and Linda McMahon.


Linda's campaign team was being given (and initially accepting) credit for exposing Blumenthal, but has since distanced itself from the accolades - although, the reasons are unclear.
You can read the whole story here:
http://www.theday.com/article/20100518/INTERACT010403/100519704/-1/NWS


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on May 22, 2010, 02:02:16 PM
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/21/AR2010052103255.html?hpid=topnews


HARTFORD, Conn. -- Criticism aimed at Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wasn't enough to keep him from securing the Democratic nomination for Christopher Dodd's U.S. Senate seat but was sufficient to help political unknown and ex-wrestling executive Linda McMahon get the GOP nod.

Blumenthal and McMahon won their party nominations at conventions Friday for the post that the Democratic senator has held since 1981. Dodd is retiring.

Blumenthal easily captured the nomination despite recent criticism for misstating his military record during Vietnam.
"I have made mistakes. I regret them. And I have taken responsibility," Blumenthal said. "But this campaign must be about the people of Connecticut."

McMahon, once an executive with World Wrestling Entertainment, has acknowledged providing information on Blumenthal's misstatements to the media.
"I venture to say we're going to lay the smackdown on him come November," said McMahon, who has vowed to spend $50 million of her own money in the campaign.
"I was an unknown coming into this race," she said. "I needed to have a good solid campaign out of the box because people need to know who I am and what I stand for."

But before McMahon takes on Blumenthal in the fall, she has to get by former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, a Vietnam war veteran with two Bronze Stars. He received enough votes Friday to force an August primary.
McMahon pulled away from Simmons when several dozen delegates at the Republican convention switched their votes before the first ballot became final.
And Fairfield County money manger Peter Schiff, who lost many of his delegates to McMahon, may try to petition his way onto the primary ballot, supporters said.

Despite the national attention that Blumenthal's misstatements have attracted, Democrats said they could not ignore his 26 years of political service - six years as a state lawmaker and 20 as Connecticut's omnipresent attorney general - to the state.
Blumenthal sprinted past Mystic businessman Merrick Alpert in the delegate count, leading Alpert to pull out of the contest and Blumenthal winning on a voice vote.

"I do think it's unfortunate he had some of the statements he made, but this convention is with him and everyone is human," said state Rep. Andrew Fleischmann, D-West Hartford.

At the Republican convention, McMahon's husband, Vince, and Paul Levesque, McMahon's son-in-law, who is known to wrestling fans as Triple H, made an appearance. Many of McMahon's supporters painted Blumenthal in the role of bad guy, wearing stickers with Blumenthal's face and the word "Liar."
"Now we know we have a really good shot of winning," said Joyce Koslowski of Seymour. "He had such a perfect record, and I think he thought he was unbeatable. And now we know he's not perfect, and we know we can get him."

Blumenthal came under criticism when The New York Times reported Monday that he had repeatedly distorted his military service. The story included quotations and a video of Blumenthal saying at a 2008 event that he had served in Vietnam.
Blumenthal said Tuesday that he meant to say he served "during" Vietnam instead of "in" Vietnam. He said the statements were "totally unintentional" errors that occurred a few times out of hundreds of public appearances.

A longer version of the video posted by McMahon's campaign shows Blumenthal at the beginning of his speech correctly characterizing his service by saying that he "served in the military, during the Vietnam era." He was in the Marine reserves.

"Already, we've seen them try to make this race about attacks on my character and service," Blumenthal said Friday. "I'm proud of my service. I'm proud of the work I've done for veterans."
Damian Maine of New Britain, who served in the Navy in Europe during the Vietnam War, was forgiving of Blumenthal, who he said has done good things for the state.
"Sometimes his story got a little mixed up, but I'm sure there's a lot of veterans who still support him," he said.




Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on July 16, 2010, 04:03:34 AM
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Linda McMahon's senate campaign is facing new opposition in the form a group called "Mothers Against McMahon."
The group feels that McMahon and her family have marketed an appalling product to children throughout the years, and that she's spent $50 million to buy a spot in the senate.

M.A.M. noted, "[Linda McMahon] earned her millions putting her workers at risk and failing to provide health insurance or other disability benefits.
The candidate now promising to create jobs laid off 10% of her work force to protect her personal profits."


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on July 28, 2010, 04:24:56 PM
The following is a new article from the NBC Connecticut website:


Simmons Jumps Back Into Senate Race
By LEANNE GENDREAU

Former Congressman Rob Simmons is officially back in the race for U.S. Senate after “curtailing” his campaign in May.

Simmons participated in a debate at Trinity College in Hartford on Tuesday night and made his announcement.

"I am running for the United States Senate," he said during opening remarks, according to the Day of New London.

When Simmons said he was curtailing his campaign, he said his name would remain on the ballot but he would not actively run. But, he recently started running ads in which he reminded voters that his name is still on the ballot, raising questions about the status of his campaign.

On Tuesday night, those questions were answered.

When asked, Simmons denied he was restarting his campaign and called the ad a "public service announcement," but clearly stated during the debate that he’s running.

Simmons, a Republican, will face former WWE CEO Linda McMahon and financier Peter Schiff in the August primary.

McMahon called Simmons an "erratic semi-candidate."

Schiff told the Day he believes Simmons' strategy, all along, was to leave his name on the ballot and eventually get back into the race.

"We'll see if it works," Schiff told the newspaper said. "But he had a very well-financed opponent and it's difficult to combat her. I'm in the same predicament."

The Center for Responsive Politics Web site shows that McMahon had raised $22.1 million and spent almost $18.9 million, as of June 30, Simmons raised $3 million and spent $2.1 and Schiff raised $3 million and spent $2.5 million. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democratic party nominee, has raised almost $3.5 million and spent almost $1.4 million.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on July 29, 2010, 04:45:02 PM
Here is the latest "anti-Linda McMahon" campaign ad from Peter Schiff's camp:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMKP2UHeOa8


Poor J.R.
He had his nuts kicked so far up into his throat he'll have to swallow to induce puberty!



Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Playboy on July 30, 2010, 04:52:26 AM
Nothing beat the time when Austin stone cold stunend the entire McMahon family and poored beers on them.  :D


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on August 10, 2010, 09:43:40 AM
The Connecticut Republican party primary, which includes Linda McMahon's Senate run, is today.

According to the latest Quinnipiac University polls, McMahon is expected to win by a decent amount.
The polls have Linda McMahon at 50 percent, while her competition is 28 percent (for Rob Simmons) and 15 percent (Peter Schiff).

I'll post the official results when I learn them.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Playboy on August 11, 2010, 04:09:58 AM
Reports are now saying that McMahon has secured the Republican nomination by winning tonight's primary. Linda McMahon is the current top story on CNN.com at 10:50EST with the headline "Former wrestling exec wins Connecticut Senate primary". That's major. Simmons called McMahon at about 10PM Eastern and conceded the race. Linda had this to say:

"Tonight, I am honored to have earned the support of Republicans around Connecticut. Since I entered this race eleven months ago, we have crisscrossed this great state and attended over 660 meetings and events, where I have had the opportunity to hear from voters and better understand their issues and concerns. ... I understand that people are hurting because I see it all around this state. And I know what that feels like because I've been there before.

"This election is about jobs. The American Dream is threatened, but Washington continues its reckless spending, massive debt, and tax increases. Washington is suffocating small businesses and killing jobs. This is not only threatening our well-being, but also the well-being of our children and grandchildren. It's time for something different.

"I'm honored to have earned my party's nomination, and I am determined to lead our party to victory in November."

Linda will now represent the Republican party vs. the Democrats in November.



Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on August 11, 2010, 04:18:10 AM
I think she's already gone farther than a lot of people expected her to.
This could really turn into something.

A lot of political analysts are predicting the Republicans will take over the House and/or Senate in November.
If Linda is part of the winning team, that will only further help her.



Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Playboy on August 11, 2010, 06:42:50 AM
I think she's already gone farther than a lot of people expected her to.
This could really turn into something.

A lot of political analysts are predicting the Republicans will take over the House and/or Senate in November.
If Linda is part of the winning team, that will only further help her.


I think alot of it has to be attributed to her personal charactor and people skills. She's not like her imbecile husband.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on August 11, 2010, 03:43:21 PM
credit: wrestlezone.com

Linda McMahon was on the Early Show this morning addressing her GOP nomination win. The DNC wasn't very happy stating that "Today the party of Bob Dole, Jack Kemp and Dick Lugar nominated a candidate who kicks men in the crotch, thinks scenes of necrophilia is 'entertainment' and runs an operation where women are forced to bark like dogs. This is what has become of the grand old party."

Linda went on to say that WWE has evolved to a TV-PG rating and she plans to focus on jobs and economy in CT and as long as the dems want to focus on an "action adventure soap opera" and not the real issues, she'll win AGAIN in November. Triple H was there for her acceptance and greeted her with a hug.


I love it.
The Democratic National Committee talks about wrestling as if it’s “real.”
That’s the equivalent of political opponents bashing Arnold as a cyborg or mercenary based on movie roles he’s played.

Fukking Dems deserve to lose the House in November if that‘s the best retort they can offer.
Why don’t they try to come up with better policies instead?





Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on August 19, 2010, 02:49:59 PM
Linda McMahon issued the following statement to The UK Sun concerning the passing of Lance Cade and fired back at those who crticized her for pro wrestling causing the early death of wrestlers: "I might have met him once. WWE is no more responsible for these deaths than a film studio could have prevented Heath Ledger's death."


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: mass 04 on August 19, 2010, 03:31:27 PM
"I might have met him once.i]
What? Are her and Vince really that disconnected from the talent or is this just damage control? He worked for them for 5-6 years and was trained by Michaels.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on August 19, 2010, 04:23:12 PM
Yeah, that sounds more like a comment Ted Turner would make about his (then) WCW talent.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Playboy on August 20, 2010, 04:07:08 AM
What? Are her and Vince really that disconnected from the talent or is this just damage control? He worked for them for 5-6 years and was trained by Michaels.
They don't want any bad publicity especially ever since the 1994 steroid trial / sex scandal & Benoit incident. The don't want the media causing witch hunts.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on August 20, 2010, 04:21:01 AM
They don't want any bad publicity especially ever since the 1994 steroid trial / sex scandal & Benoit incident. The don't want the media causing witch hunts.


They'll never stop it.
The media and her political opponents will dig back as far as they have to to find anything on her.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on August 29, 2010, 06:24:50 PM
The following are a series of new Kurt Angle tweets combined (and slightly edited for grammar, etc.) concerning his support for Linda McMahon's Senate run in Connecticut:


To all connecticut residents, as u know linda mcmahon is running for office. I worked with linda on many projects in wwe. Linda was a Professional that got things done. I worked with her on "smackdown ur vote" among many other projects. She is smart, bright and a true Leader. I am now in tna and it doesn't benefit me to talk about linda or what a great woman she is. I saw with my own eyes. She's honest ,sincere and always looked out for what was best to her employees. Linda was the positiveness in wwe. She has the qualities that I would Want in a politician. She listens to you, and always does the right thing. If I were living in connecticut, I would vote for her with Pride and an eagerness to get the economy, real estate and health reform back on track. Remember, I'm in tna and I don't plan on leaving But I want what is best for this country, and linda mcmahon has that "IT" factor you rarely see in today's leaders. Good luck linda.
GOD bless, kurt angle 1996 olympic gold medalist and proud AMERICAN



Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Playboy on August 30, 2010, 07:23:40 AM

They'll never stop it.
The media and her political opponents will dig back as far as they have to to find anything on her.
I'm gonna start a witchhunt on you soon, Mont. Now go hide all your gear... ;D


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on September 08, 2010, 03:53:24 PM
The Connecticut Mirror has posted a new article taking a look at the senate campaign of Linda McMahon and her opponents.

On the subject of Lance Cade and her previous remarks towards his death, where McMahon claimed she "may have met him once," Linda responded by saying, "I think that any father or parent that's lost a child, clearly, has pain relative to that.
I understand that.

So I understand the pain that he's feeling.
I do believe there is more that can be known relative to Lance. I'm letting WWE deal with those issues...I'm not really questioned and pushed very much on the negative aspects of, you know, a scripted soap opera.
It's the difference between being something that's entertaining and scripted versus real life issues."


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on September 14, 2010, 03:52:37 AM
During a fundraiser for Linda McMahon's Senate Campaign on Sunday, someone called in a bomb threat, forcing an evacuation of the house the fundraiser was being held in. Police searched the place for an hour before determining the threat was bogus, and no one was hurt.

The full story can be found here: http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/local_news/connecticut/bomb-threat-at-mcmahon-fundraiser-20100913-apx


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on September 14, 2010, 04:26:31 PM
USA Today is reporting that a new poll has revealed Linda McMahon to be within "striking distance" of her senate race opponent, Richard Blumenthal.

The story notes, Quinnipiac shows Blumenthal, the Democratic nominee, with a 51%-45% lead among voters likely to head to the polls Nov. 2. This despite the fact that 72% of those responding said they believe Blumenthal has the right experience to be senator, compared with 39% for McMahon, the GOP candidate.
She's a political rookie.

Quinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz called the race "surprisingly close."

"With seven weeks to go and lots of money to be spent, anything can happen," he added. "The question is whether Linda McMahon can ride the anti-establishment, anti-Democratic wave to victory."


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on September 17, 2010, 04:13:48 PM
from ABCNews.com:


Obama Stumps for Blumenthal in Conn.: 'Public Service Is Not a Game'... Like Wrestling

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports:


At a fundraiser in Connecticut tonight, President Obama went to bat for Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, slamming his opponent, Republican Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, accusing her of throwing money into the race and expecting to win without any new ideas.

“This is the kind of leader you want representing you, somebody you know,” Obama said of Blumenthal, “somebody who doesn’t just show up and try to get a victory by writing a big check and flooding the airwaves with negative ads.”

In the race to replace retiring Sen. Chris Dodd, today the Cook Political Report reclassified the race from "lean Democrat" to toss-up after looking at the tightening polls and the extensive campaign war chest of former WWE CEO McMahon.

“I understand she has promised a smack down,” Obama said of McMahon. “And look, there’s no doubt I can see how somebody who has been in professional wrestling would think that they are right at home in the U.S. Senate if they were watching some of the behavior that’s been going on. But the truth is -- and Dick understands this –- public service is not a game.”


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on September 17, 2010, 04:16:11 PM
The following is an excerpt from an article featuring comments from Linda McMahon, where she evaluates U.S. President Barack Obama in somewhat harsh fashion.
The comments came after Obama slammed McMahon and her run for Senate in a story we reported earlier today.

Earlier in the day, McMahon offered tempered criticism of Obama, who won this reliably Democratic state in 2008 with 61 percent of the vote. Now, 51 percent of voters disapprove of his job performance, according to a recent Quinnipiac University poll.

"I think President Obama, in my view, has fallen far short of what the expectation was when he became president. We are further in debt, our deficit has grown, unemployment has grown," McMahon said during an Associated Press interview at her West Hartford campaign headquarters. "From a leadership perspective, I think he has fallen short."

With faint praise for her opponent, she also played on the theme of Blumenthal as the ultimate self-promoter.

"He seems to be a pretty nice guy. ... I don't know him personally. I know of him. I have certainly seen his picture in newspapers and quotes and all of the press releases that have gone out over the years," she said. "He's very well-known, recognized around the state."

McMahon was pushing ahead with a campaign designed to appeal to Democrats as well as Republicans. On Thursday evening, she visited small businesses and talked with voters on the streets of Willimantic. Between sprinkles of rain, she posed for pictures with volunteers and watched as aides offered votes hats, T-shirts and bumper stickers emblazoned with her logo.



credit: ABCLocal.Go.com


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on October 02, 2010, 02:01:24 PM
TheDay.com is reporting that Triple H will be joining Linda McMahon on the campaign trail today as the two will be appearing at Milford City Hall in Fairfield, CT.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon & Senate Opponent In Dead Heat:
Post by: Montague on October 04, 2010, 03:42:59 PM
Politico.com has brought up the 2003 event in which WWE teamed with "Girls Gone Wild" to promote a PPV which was a partly nude show featuring girls from the video series and WWE personalities. This is the latest piece of Linda McMahon's WWE past which is being brought into question as she pursues a seat in the Connecticut state senate.

The article notes, "The 2003 event is another chapter in WWE’s checkered history that has raised eyebrows as McMahon has pursued her self-funded campaign against Democratic nominee Richard Blumenthal, a contest that the latest polls have shown in a dead heat.

McMahon has cited her tenure as CEO of the company as one of her qualifiers for elected office, but has spent time answering questions about some of the more lurid aspects of the business she’s downplayed as a soap opera.

McMahon spokesman Ed Patru, asked for comment about the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ event, referred comment to the WWE, saying he doesn’t work for them.

WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman told POLITICO that the event was a one-time occurrence, for mature audiences, and that the firm has since gone from a TV-14 rating to a TV-PG one.

He provided a statement explaining why the company made the switch.

“Like other Hollywood studios, WWE is a global brand that creates entertainment programming,” the statement says. “WWE continues to evolve and reinvent itself. As of June 2008, ALL of WWE’s programming became TV-PG, as rated by the Standards & Practices departments of our network partners. In the past, much like many other shows at the time, WWE engaged in what was known as sensationalized TV in a TV-14 environment. Since then, WWE has made a full transition to TV-PG content and storylines, while nearly half of all programming on television remains TV-14 between 9-11pm on general entertainment networks.”"


credit: wrestlezone.com


Title: Re: Linda McMahon WINS CT Republican Senate Nomination:
Post by: Montague on October 19, 2010, 07:45:39 AM
TNA's Eric Bischoff responded to Vince McMahon's "Stand Up For WWE" campaign in a new blog posted over at EricBischoff.com.
The following is an excerpt:

"Good for Vince. I don’t blame him for wanting to use his platform to activate WWE fans and speak out against some of the mainstream media b.s. that has been flung at Linda McMahon and the WWE.
Linda’s opponent and his surrogate campaign staffers over at MSNBC, have used their 'news' format to trash a woman who has raised a family, overcome financial challenges, and helped build a billion dollar industry that is weathering the financial bon-fire that her challengers predecessor, Chris Dodd provided the lighter fluid for with his role in the disastrous bail-out debacle."


Title: Re: Linda McMahon Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on October 20, 2010, 01:30:46 PM
credit: WashingtonPost.com


Nancy DiNardo, the chairwoman of the Connecticut Democrats, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, requesting that Lind McMahon's senate campaign be investigated for potentially coordinating with WWE on its recent "Stand Up For WWE" campaign.
Both Linda's campaign manager and WWE have claimed they are acting independently and have nothing to do with one another.



Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on October 23, 2010, 07:51:06 PM
Wait; this gets good...


The Hartford Courant is noting in its blog section that Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz has warned Connecticut voters that they could be turned away from the polls for the upcoming Linda McMahon/Richard Blumenthal vote if they arrive wearing WWE branded clothing.
Bysiewicz was quoted as saying, "Even though it doesn't say her name directly...the brand is so ubiquitously associated with the McMahons."

Ed Patru, a spokesman for the Linda McMahon campaign, immediately spoke out against this by saying, "There is absolutely nothing in the statute that prohibits someone from wearing an apolitical, nonpartisan piece of clothing to the polls.
This opinion seems overtly partisan, and anytime the state starts arbitrarily denying citizens the right to vote, democracy itself is under attack. It's very, very troubling."


In light of the recent news that voters might be turned away at the upcoming senate vote for Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal if they are seen wearing WWE clothing, Vince McMahon has issued the following statement:
"Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent, is un-American, unconstitutional and blatantly discriminatory."


________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ __


So, what I'm getting from all of this is...
It's perfectly okay for Black Panthers to stand outside of voting stations intimidating and deterring voters, but if you wear an "Austin 3:16" t-shirt to the polls, your 1st Ammendment rights will be revoked?


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on October 25, 2010, 06:39:46 PM
StarTribune.com is reporting that Linda McMahon's Senate adversary, Richard Blumenthal, recently brought Michel Benoit, the father of Chris Benoit, to Hartford to speak out against Linda McMahon.
McMahon responded to Benoit's comments by saying, "Michael Benoit's "feelings are bitter, sad ... (he) wants to find an answer and also someone to blame," Linda McMahon told reporters.
She said Chris Benoit "was one of the favorites" and added, "there was never any kind of hint that Benoit had a problem."


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: newmom on October 26, 2010, 02:46:59 AM
the more I read about her, the more scared I get  ;D. I don't think she would be good for this state, but Blumenthal isn't better. Damned if you do, damned if ya don't


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on October 26, 2010, 03:10:38 AM
the more I read about her, the more scared I get  ;D. I don't think she would be good for this state, but Blumenthal isn't better. Damned if you do, damned if ya don't


Sadly, I think a lot of states are in the same boat.
Oftentimes, when that happens, people simply resort to blindly voting for their respective parties straight across the board.
They go in with the mindset: "Fukk'em...I'm voting all Democrat (or Republican)..."
Meantime, they may not even know anything about half the candidates on the ballot.

People really are dumb.
They should have to pass some kind of test to be allowed to vote.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: newmom on October 26, 2010, 04:30:08 PM

Sadly, I think a lot of states are in the same boat.
Oftentimes, when that happens, people simply resort to blindly voting for their respective parties straight across the board.
They go in with the mindset: "Fukk'em...I'm voting all Democrat (or Republican)..."
Meantime, they may not even know anything about half the candidates on the ballot.

People really are dumb.
They should have to pass some kind of test to be allowed to vote.

very true. Sure I'm a registered Dem doesn't mean I always vote that way..I still have 2 more weeks to figure it out. McMahon is blasting the mail box with her agendas


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on October 26, 2010, 04:46:40 PM
very true. Sure I'm a registered Dem doesn't mean I always vote that way..I still have 2 more weeks to figure it out. McMahon is blasting the mail box with her agendas


But, it's okay if you do; so long as you collect information and think about it first.
Only the ignorant vote unconditionally for their parties based on blind devotion.


"I always vote Republican because I've been a Republican all my life, my daddy was a Republican, his daddy was a Republican..."
 ::)


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: newmom on October 26, 2010, 04:49:16 PM

But, it's okay if you do; so long as you collect information and think about it first.
Only the ignorant vote unconditionally for their parties based on blind devotion.


"I always vote Republican because I've been a Republican all my life, my daddy was a Republican, his daddy was a Republican..."
 ::)

I hear ya. Jeepers, my grandfather would roll in his grave if he knew I was a registered Democrat. Any time he asked while he was alive, I changed the subject


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on October 26, 2010, 04:55:48 PM
LOL!!!

About half of my family is union Libs, while the rest are uptight Conservatives.
Family gatherings are always fun because they all like to bring up politics at some point.

Fortunately, they all love guns & hunting, too - so that's usually the "defuse switch."



Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: newmom on October 26, 2010, 05:00:12 PM
LOL!!!

About half of my family is union Libs, while the rest are uptight Conservatives.
Family gatherings are always fun because they all like to bring up politics at some point.

Fortunately, they all love guns & hunting, too - so that's usually the "defuse switch."



haha well my moto is this..Keep your laws off my guns and body..NRA ROCKS


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: The Showstoppa on October 26, 2010, 05:25:48 PM
haha well my moto is this..Keep your laws off my guns and body..NRA ROCKS

Exactly, every woman should have the right to grow facial hair and shoot stuff !!!



 ;D


Title: Re: Conn. Backs Down On WWE Garb Ban At Polls
Post by: MP on October 26, 2010, 05:28:37 PM
Conn. Backs Down On WWE Garb Ban At Polls

Updated: Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 9:17 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

BY LUKE FUNK

MYFOXNY.COM - Connecticut's Secretary of State has apparently backed down from a ban on WWE clothing at polling stations on election day.

It comes a few hours after World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to stop Connecticut election workers from asking voters to cover up WWE merchandise at the polls.

McMahon -- the husband of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon -- filed the lawsuit against Conn. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.

“Within hours of filing the lawsuit, (Richard) Blumenthal recused himself, and Bysiewicz reversed her position and immediately notified all Local Registrar of Voters and Town Clerks via email. I am pleased that Connecticut voters have had their freedom of expression and their right to vote restored,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment.

Last week, Bysiewicz's office said poll workers would have the discretion of asking voters wearing WWE paraphernalia to cover it up or go home and change before entering the voting area.

McMahon said he planned to wear WWE garb when he casts his ballot on Nov. 2.

“Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent, is un-American, unconstitutional and blatantly discriminatory,” said McMahon in a previous statement.

WWE merchandise could potentially be deemed "political" because Linda McMahon, the company's former CEO, is on the ballot, and the WWE brand "is so ubiquitously associated with the McMahons," the department initially stated.

Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, stepped down from her position as WWE CEO in September 2009 to launch a self-financed campaign. She is facing Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the midterm elections.

Blumenthal, the Conn. attorney general, had recused himself from defending the secretary of state's office in the lawsuit.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: newmom on October 26, 2010, 05:32:28 PM
I agree. I'd be fucking damned if someone tried to say I couldn't wear this or that to vote..FUCK that

don't get me started on that dumb twat Bysiewicz


Title: Re: Conn. Backs Down On WWE Garb Ban At Polls
Post by: Montague on October 26, 2010, 05:55:19 PM
Conn. Backs Down On WWE Garb Ban At Polls

Updated: Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 9:17 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

BY LUKE FUNK

MYFOXNY.COM - Connecticut's Secretary of State has apparently backed down from a ban on WWE clothing at polling stations on election day.

It comes a few hours after World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to stop Connecticut election workers from asking voters to cover up WWE merchandise at the polls.

McMahon -- the husband of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon -- filed the lawsuit against Conn. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.

“Within hours of filing the lawsuit, (Richard) Blumenthal recused himself, and Bysiewicz reversed her position and immediately notified all Local Registrar of Voters and Town Clerks via email. I am pleased that Connecticut voters have had their freedom of expression and their right to vote restored,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO, World Wrestling Entertainment.

Last week, Bysiewicz's office said poll workers would have the discretion of asking voters wearing WWE paraphernalia to cover it up or go home and change before entering the voting area.

McMahon said he planned to wear WWE garb when he casts his ballot on Nov. 2.

“Denying our fans the right to vote, denying them their First Amendment rights, regardless if they are Democrat, Republican or Independent, is un-American, unconstitutional and blatantly discriminatory,” said McMahon in a previous statement.

WWE merchandise could potentially be deemed "political" because Linda McMahon, the company's former CEO, is on the ballot, and the WWE brand "is so ubiquitously associated with the McMahons," the department initially stated.

Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, stepped down from her position as WWE CEO in September 2009 to launch a self-financed campaign. She is facing Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the midterm elections.

Blumenthal, the Conn. attorney general, had recused himself from defending the secretary of state's office in the lawsuit.


Right from the start, I couldn't see this going through.

Dem's have already done enough pissing off of enough people that they already have more than their share of work cut out for them.
They don't need something as stupid as this fueling the fire.




Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on October 26, 2010, 05:59:34 PM
Although, I do contest that anyone who shows up Tuesday wearing an X-Pac t-shirt be escorted from the polling station - preferably in handcuffs while repeatedly maced and tazed.
Maybe even put them in that strap-restraint apparatus used on Titus.





Did they ever actually make an X-Pac tee?  



Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: newmom on October 27, 2010, 02:54:08 AM
Exactly, every woman should have the right to grow facial hair and shoot stuff !!!



 ;D

 :o :-[ >:( >:( :(


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on November 02, 2010, 03:57:03 AM
UN-FUKKING-BELIEVABLE!!!


The following is an article form WWE.com:

WWE threatened by U.S. Department of Justice on eve of elections

STAMFORD, Conn. – Not so coincidently after President Obama’s visit to Connecticut this past weekend and on the eve of the midterm elections, WWE is being threatened by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Obama Administration with potential criminal activity for distributing WWE T-shirts near select polling stations tomorrow on Election Day.

“This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO World Wrestling Entertainment. “This is consistent with some Attorney Generals’ tactics that threaten litigation for political gain.”

Under this ambiguous threat of legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice, WWE has reluctantly decided not to give away WWE merchandise near select polling stations tomorrow.

The controversy began with Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s directive stating “if poll workers feel like the wearing of WWE paraphernalia is in any way interfering with the voting process, they can ask the individual to cover it up or come back with something else on.” The directive was ultimately overturned by a Federal Judge last week. Subsequently, to celebrate the victory of restoring voters’ rights, WWE had planned to give away WWE merchandise at select polls to anyone regardless of political affiliation or whether they intended to vote.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: The Showstoppa on November 02, 2010, 07:04:50 AM
Wow.......just wow.......


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Playboy on November 02, 2010, 07:14:56 AM
UN-FUKKING-BELIEVABLE!!!


The following is an article form WWE.com:

WWE threatened by U.S. Department of Justice on eve of elections

STAMFORD, Conn. – Not so coincidently after President Obama’s visit to Connecticut this past weekend and on the eve of the midterm elections, WWE is being threatened by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Obama Administration with potential criminal activity for distributing WWE T-shirts near select polling stations tomorrow on Election Day.

“This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut,” said Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO World Wrestling Entertainment. “This is consistent with some Attorney Generals’ tactics that threaten litigation for political gain.”

Under this ambiguous threat of legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice, WWE has reluctantly decided not to give away WWE merchandise near select polling stations tomorrow.

The controversy began with Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s directive stating “if poll workers feel like the wearing of WWE paraphernalia is in any way interfering with the voting process, they can ask the individual to cover it up or come back with something else on.” The directive was ultimately overturned by a Federal Judge last week. Subsequently, to celebrate the victory of restoring voters’ rights, WWE had planned to give away WWE merchandise at select polls to anyone regardless of political affiliation or whether they intended to vote.

And this is why I am glad I live in Canada. Wow....if my hard earned tax dollars were supporting this I would hang myself.  :-\ Clearly the government is bored and they need something to do.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: The Showstoppa on November 02, 2010, 07:16:09 AM
And this is why I am glad I live in Canada. Wow....if my hard earned tax dollars were supporting this I would hang myself.  :-\ Clearly the government is bored and they need something to do.

Our govt is getting out of control...and no president since Reagan has done anything about it.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Playboy on November 02, 2010, 07:17:00 AM
Our govt is getting out of control...and no president since Reagan has done anything about it.
That's just flippin' crazy.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 02, 2010, 01:01:39 PM
Connecticut: Blumenthal campaign worried their voters are not turning out
Wireupdate ^ | November 2, 2010 | By Joe Brooks




Low supporter turnout for Richard Blumenthal has forced the campaign to send out an alert Tuesday afternoon urging supporters to get out to the polls.

“Voter turnout appears to be heavy in areas that benefit our opponent,” The campaign email read".” It is critical that we maximize our efforts to get our supporters to the polls. We need your help”

Blumenthal is running against Linda McMahon in a highly publicized campaign for US Senate in Connecticut. The Real Clear Politics average of all national pulling has Blumenthal leading McMahon by 9 points, however that lead has been shrinking in recent weeks.

Polls close in Connecticut at 8PM ET.



Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on November 02, 2010, 02:23:12 PM
Connecticut: Blumenthal campaign worried their voters are not turning out
Wireupdate ^ | November 2, 2010 | By Joe Brooks




Low supporter turnout for Richard Blumenthal has forced the campaign to send out an alert Tuesday afternoon urging supporters to get out to the polls.

“Voter turnout appears to be heavy in areas that benefit our opponent,” The campaign email read".” It is critical that we maximize our efforts to get our supporters to the polls. We need your help”

Blumenthal is running against Linda McMahon in a highly publicized campaign for US Senate in Connecticut. The Real Clear Politics average of all national pulling has Blumenthal leading McMahon by 9 points, however that lead has been shrinking in recent weeks.

Polls close in Connecticut at 8PM ET.




^^ROFLMFAO!!!


If McMahon wins, I'm gonna have to lock this thread before 240 enters "hijack-spin mode" while Blacken spams with almost semi-related youtube clips!

 ;D


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 02, 2010, 02:25:02 PM

^^ROFLMFAO!!!


If McMahon wins, I'm gonna have to lock this thread before 240 enters "hijack-spin mode" while Blacken spams with almost semi-related youtube clips!

 ;D

Personally, I want to see COD win more than anyone else. 


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Option D on November 02, 2010, 02:28:16 PM
Personally, I want to see COD win more than anyone else. 
whY?


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 02, 2010, 02:31:28 PM
whY?

After all the crap thrown her way, and knowing the absolute meltdown it would case the far left and the RINO's, seeing her win would make me smile. 


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on November 02, 2010, 06:08:25 PM
Sorry, Linda...
 :'(



Now, can we please have our "Attitude Era" back?
 :D :D


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: The Showstoppa on November 03, 2010, 04:09:37 AM
I hope VKM just goes off the deep end to prove a point and stoops to new levels..... ;D


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: funk51 on November 03, 2010, 04:46:52 AM
I hope VKM just goes off the deep end to prove a point and stoops to new levels..... ;D
my favorite linda mac moment was when they fired J R  AND SHE KICKED HIM IN THE NUTSACK.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: The Showstoppa on November 03, 2010, 04:54:22 AM
my favorite linda mac moment was when they fired J R  AND SHE KICKED HIM IN THE NUTSACK.

wouldn't it be great if they did a homestate show where Linda and VKM come out and cut a promo along the lines of "You banned WWE shirts near polling sights, you accused me of bad business practices, you accuse me of putting out a product that is bad for kids.....well you ain't seen nothing yet!"


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on November 09, 2010, 05:11:49 PM
The following is a new blog entry from Blog.CTNews.com:


Linda breaks her silence: What’s $50 mil?
November 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm by Neil Vigdor

Linda McMahon emerged from her witness protection-like vanishing act Monday to give Hearst Connecticut Newspapers one of her first interviews since losing to Democrat Richard Blumenthal in Connecticut’s bitter Senate contest.

A one-woman stimulus package for political consulting, direct mail and television advertising industries, McMahon said she she no second thoughts about spending $50 million of her wrestling fortune on the race, a record for Connecticut.

“So I don’t regret any of that, at all,” McMahon said in a phone interview from her pad in Boca Raton, Fla. “I was making an investment to serve and I think that’s a really good thing. I think you have to go into any kind of endeavor knowing what your downside is when you get into it.”

While her $50 million did not translate to a victory, McMahon said it did buy her name recognition that she can parlay if she decides to run for office again.

“I do not think I would have to spend anywhere near that amount of money,” McMahon said. “No one knew who I was. I made an investment and I certainly would not have to do that again.”

McMahon made it no secret that she is eyeing public office, though she wouldn’t specifically say which direction she will go.

“Sure. I’ll be moving forward this next year,” McMahon said. ”I have a couple (of avenues) to pursue. You’ll have to stay tuned.”

McMahon confirmed that she has no plans to return to her post as chief executive of Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment, which took a beating from her political opponents in the primary and general election phases of the campaign.

“Look, WWE was attacked throughout my campaign, and I believe the company had certainly not only the right but the obligation to put forth information to correct mistakes and errors that were out there,” McMahon said. “I thought all that was beneficial, not harmful.”

Another juicy morsel from our conversation was when McMahon, discussing the ballot shortage in Bridgeport and ruling to keep the polls open an additional two hours there, said she has a hard time believing that there weren’t isolated instances of voter fraud throughout the state.

“I thought it was reprehensible what happened in Bridgeport, and I still think that we have voter fraud that happens throughout our state,” McMahon said.

McMahon emphasized that any isolated causes of voter fraud would not have altered the outcome of the Senate race, however.


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on November 23, 2010, 10:12:52 AM
The following is a new article from TheHill.com:


Linda McMahon doesn't rule out 2012 run against Lieberman

Republican Linda McMahon, who spent some $50 million of her own money in a losing bid for the Senate this fall against state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D), is already eyeing 2012.

During a taping of "Face the State with Dennis House" on Thursday, McMahon wouldn't rule out a run saying, "I'm not taking anything off the table." Her full interview is set to air in Connecticut Sunday.

McMahon will also be up with a statewide TV spot next week thanking those who supported her in 2010.

A large part of McMahon's appeal to some GOP insiders in the state in 2010 was her ability to self-fund and it helped her defeat former Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) at the state party convention earlier this year.

But after spending $50 million in a losing effort during an otherwise favorable political environment for Republicans, McMahon would have a lot of convincing to do ahead of 2012 if she decides to make another run.

As for Lieberman, many on the left are salivating at the chance to take him out in two years with some eyeing Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) as a challenger.

Speculation has also swirled around Ted Kennedy Jr., who lives in Branford. Earlier this year Kennedy Jr. demanded that McMahon pull a campaign ad that included a clip of his uncle — President John F. Kennedy — talking about tax cuts.



Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on August 23, 2012, 03:20:51 PM
And, I thought this thread was dead...


RassmusenReports.com is reporting that Linda McMahon is curently leading her Senate race opponent claiming 49% of the vote. The following is an excerpt from the report:

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A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut shows McMahon with 49% of the vote to [Chris] Murphy’s 46%.  One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)


Title: Re: Linda McMahon CT Senate Race:
Post by: Montague on November 29, 2012, 08:02:55 AM
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Actually, it isn't.


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