A $100 Million Later, Linda McMahon Won't Be a Senator from Connecticut

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A $100 Million Later, Linda McMahon Won't Be a Senator from Connecticut
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A $100 Million Later, Linda McMahon Won't Be a Senator from Connecticut

Not even a 'heel turn' could help her. Linda McMahon lost her second bid for a senate seat in Connecticut to Democratic challenger Chris Murphy. The Associated Press called the race in Murphy's favor already. 

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With the riches of the wrestling business supporting her, McMahon tried to run for Senate twice and failed both times. McMahon spent $100 million of her family's money on her two bids for Senate, and she still came up short. (The previous record belonged to Ross Perot, who spent $72 million of his own money on bids for President.) 

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At the last possible minute, possibly sensing defeat, McMahon desperately tried to convince voters she wasn't actually a Republican. She scrubbed the word 'Republican' from her campaign website and passed out flyers that called her an Independent. 

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Oh well, some people just don't have the pedigree to run for office. It might be time for her shattered dreams of serving her country to go to sleep. 

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