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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.

Frederick Klein November 13, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Was she the only one in Connecticut who was stunned? I'd like to recommend a book to her: Clay A. Johnson's "The Information Diet". You can't just pay attention to the information that says what you want to hear.
R.E. November 13, 2012 at 05:51 PM
If not personal gain, Mrs. McMahon, then shall we say ego. It was a darn shame the the Republican party sold Chris Shays down the river when all of your money came a knockin'. Please do something to help others the next time you contemplate running for office: a school, clinic, a community center, even a park, even a skate board park, something for "the people who touched you and whom you touched". Let's try to remember you for something else other than "out shopping again", as the Barrett boys so cleverly stated. Hmmmmmm............Interesting that both McMahon and Romney had only acceptance speeches at the ready.
Len November 13, 2012 at 10:05 PM
If Linda McMahon was SO CONCERNED about helping others why has she NEVER repaid or attempted to repay those who lost EVERYTHING because of her bankruptcy? Chris Shays had the best chance of beating Murphy. He is honest,experienced,altruistic and public serving. All the things McMahon is not! She is a transparent,aggressive,self-serving,power seeking individual who hopefully will never again flood our media with her nauseating,unending TV ads excoriating her opponents and ridiculous claims of what she would accomplish if elected.
Perry November 15, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Just think if she had given that money to charity...like to Cancer research.
Fairfield Old Timer November 15, 2012 at 05:49 PM
It's her money.....she can do what she wants with it. Get Over It.
sebastian dangerfield November 16, 2012 at 09:30 PM
perry She spent money--put it into ct economy.... hired people. maybe you can donate money to cancer, and she can hire 200 people....
Madam Boliva November 16, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Luca and Linda 2 birds of a feather.................. Pitiful !

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