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Linda McMahon Says She Was 'Stunned' by Her Loss

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.

sickoftheignorant November 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM
You liberals are just completely brainwashed. You chastise someone for spending their own money on a campaign - I would rather vote for someone that made a personal investment in their future, than someone like Murphy who is upping his income by being a Senator. Linda McMahon, whether I "liked" her or not as a candidate, was willing to spend a good portion of her personal fortune to try to get a job that pays less than $200K a year? Why is that worse than someone like Chris Murphy, who also had his own run of financial problems, now being wealthier than he ever was by being a "public servant." I don't get it. Someone above commented that they didn't like Linda McMahon because of her "bankruptcy" - Chris Murphy wasn't paying his rent, mortgage, etc., but yet you voted him back in? So personal bankruptcy is not OK, yet we can bail out the big auto companies so that Obama and the Democrats can keep the Union votes in their back pocket? By the way geniuses, Linda McMahon spent her OWN money - money that she EARNED. Sorry that you don't like the business that she helped BUILD to EARN that money - oh, WWE is SO MUCH WORSE than HOLLYWOOD right? But as far as the auto bailouts, OBAMA and the DEMS spent OUR MONEY!! You like that better? We'll be paying for those trillions of dollars in "stimulus" for generations. But chastise Linda McMahon for spending her own money. You assholes are just BRILLIANT....
vman November 16, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Reality is : people are stupid. Murphy doesn't show up for 75% of his hearings and people vote for him? That's stupid! But not as stupid as a man who is sworn to an office of representing the people and not even doing his job. In the private sector he would have been fired a long time ago; NOT PROMOTED! Shame on the residents of CT.
Kevin November 16, 2012 at 04:50 AM
You can always tell a republican in a crowd, they are the ones who are overly loud, obnoxious, and don't know what they are talking about. They are the first to tell you patriotic they are, how anyone who doesn't think and believe what they do is an idiot, a fool or just uninformed. You are the party of the uninformed and McMahon and Romney are examples. Now that he has lost Romney is the stepchild, your party never really liked him, what a bunch of Hippocrites you are
Billie Hub November 20, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Anyone who has the ability to reason, work and accomplish will never be voted in in Connecticut. The Republican party is finished - http://dennismillerradio.com/b/Video:-Miller-in-the-No-Spin-Zone/945239360175900365.html (3 mins In). We are living in very bad times. The vote is given to people who don't have the brains to get out of bed in the morning. You count as much as the drug addict or a dead person. There is something wrong. And Brad..........they are nasty people, they are liars and simply hateful self absorbent demons. We know they will be and its time for us to stop being so polite. But they just won't quit; and one absolutely ruins a soul to fight on their turf. This is the devils world.
Billie Hub November 20, 2012 at 05:32 PM
i feel sorry for you all. Move out and leave trash to live with itself.

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