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.

Fred November 14, 2012 at 02:33 PM
The goverment already spends over 60k for every person living in poverty and they are still living in poverty, that's the real problem
VC November 14, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Give me a break Obama spent a heck of a lot more than Romney did, so what's your point?
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Stan December 14, 2012 at 04:49 PM
It sure is easy to pick out the Fox News watchers on a message board. You Obama & democrat haters love that kool aid & can't resist passing on Roger Ailes "daily talking points for rt wing dummies". I especially love that one that says "dumb states like CT"...is that opposed to the genius states of Alabama, Louisiana & Arkansas that voted overwhelming Romney & GOP? Get real. Linda tried to buy power to execute rt wing ideas and should have run as a tea partier. she fits right in. Since there is a good number of intelligent people in our state she lost.


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