Linda McMahon has just announced she intends to run for U.S. Senate in her home state of Connecticut. Can the government smell what the WWE CEO is cooking?
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., says the wife of Vince McMahon is resigning as CEO to seek the Republican nomination for a spot in the U.S. Senate in 2010.
No word if Triple H will serve as campaign director, but he could be a vital addition if Team McMahon wants the Pedigree to finish off Democrat Christopher Dodd.
Bad wrestling jokes aside, Vince McMahon will take over CEO duties while Linda McMahon, 60, seeks to be the Republican candidate against three opponents.
In announcing her run, Linda McMahon said Washington is “out of control” and that Dodd has “lost his way and our trust.” Dodd plans to run for a sixth term.
Watch out, Chris Dodd: Linda McMahon is gunning for your job!
Linda and hubby Vince McMahon, himself a professional wrestler, announcer and promoter, and currently the company’s chairman, co-founded WWE in 1980.
Linda McMahon has served as CEO since May 1997.
With deep pockets and an established presence in the state, McMahon could actually be a force in the race. Based in Stamford, Conn., WWE reported $526.5 million in sales in 2008 – that’s even more than Dodd’s sketchy mortgages!
Besides, if Jesse Ventura can be elected Governor of Minnesota, Linda at least stands a decent chance to win a U.S. Senate seat. Especially if she adopts Ric Flair’s famous motto, “To be the man, you need to beat the man.”
Dodd is currently the man. Linda is taking this message to heart.