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.

See the truth November 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Hard to believe that nobody (in CT) voted for a woman who threw away 100,000,000 of her own money to run for office twice.............without feeling any pain whatsoever. She couldn't be more out of touch with a normal human being if she had to. Just like the rest of the GOP.
MaryAnn Benevenuto November 15, 2012 at 02:04 AM
And her own money it was...Southbury, Woodbury, and Oxford supported the GOP by a huge margin. We can thank Waterbury, Bridgeport and New Haven for electing Murphy who will spend taxpayer money like water. If only he would dip into his own stash to pay for social programs.
candlou November 16, 2012 at 07:43 PM
To See The truth; it is sad that so many voters such as you, bought the propaganda that the Republican Party is out of touch with the man on the street.
Carolyn Clark November 16, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Linda should move to Minnesota where they are accustomed to electing wrestlers and fourth-rate comedians to their highest offices. She'll fit in fine there.


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