World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon is “seriously considering” a bid for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, according to the Washington Post’s The Fix blog:
A source close to McMahon said that she is “seriously considering” the race and touted her as a serious candidate based on a résumé that includes leading a $1 billion publicly traded company based in Stamford, Conn. The source also noted that McMahon would be willing and able to spend significant sums on the race, an x-factor that could make her competitive in a primary against former representative Rob Simmons, former ambassador Tom Foley and state Sen. Sam Caliguri.
Is McMahon ready to rumble – or rather, are Rob Simmons, Tom Foley, Peter Schiff, and Sam Caligiuri ready for a cage match with McMahon in the ring?
McMahon was appointed to the Connecticut State Board of Education by Gov. Jodi Rell earlier this year, which raised some eyebrows. But as a successful female CEO of a billion dollar company, McMahon could run as a business professional at a time when government seems to be neither businesslike nor professional.
With 280 days remaining until Connecticut Republicans assemble in Hartford next year to nominate a U.S. Senate candidate, the possibility of yet another candidate highlights just how fluid the race is. Whatever happens, it is assured to be very interesting, at least.
Update: Linda McMahon speaking at the 2000 Republican National Convention: