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Old 09-16-09, 12:42 PM
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WWE CEO Linda McMahon steps down to run for Senate.

STAMFORD, Conn. — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., the sports entertainment company behind shows such as "Friday Night SmackDown," said Wednesday that Linda McMahon has resigned as its CEO to seek the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Connecticut Democrat Christopher Dodd.

McMahon's husband, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, will assume her duties as chief executive, the company said in a statement.

Linda McMahon, 60, formally announced her candidacy Wednesday morning. She said Washington is "out of control" and Dodd has "lost his way and our trust."

McMahon is up against three other Republicans — former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, state Sen. Sam Caligiuri and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley.

Dodd plans to run for a sixth term next year.

Linda and Vince McMahon, a professional wrestler, announcer and promoter, co-founded WWE. Linda McMahon has served as CEO since May 1997 and was the company's president from May 1993 through June 2000. Vince McMahon has been chairman since 1980.

The Stamford, Conn.-based company produces live and televised wresting events and licenses and sells video games, toys and other retail products. The company's sales totaled $526.5 million in 2008.

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Old 09-16-09, 12:44 PM
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Re: WWE CEO Linda McMahon steps down to run for Senate.

If every time she gives a speech they announce her WWE style with the lights, fireworks, and music.. She's sure to win. Especially if she pins her opponent after slamming him in the back of the head with a chair.
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Old 09-16-09, 02:15 PM
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Re: WWE CEO Linda McMahon steps down to run for Senate.

I wonder how many wrestlers they will fire to help fund her campaign?
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Re: WWE CEO Linda McMahon steps down to run for Senate.

And she's up against Ron Simmons? Damn.
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Re: WWE CEO Linda McMahon steps down to run for Senate.

When the WWE is less out of control than the Senate, it is time for extreme measures.
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Old 09-16-09, 02:39 PM
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Re: WWE CEO Linda McMahon steps down to run for Senate.

Isn't Peter Schiff contemplating a run at the same seat?

Chris Dodd v Schiff v McMahon would be an interesting debate
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Old 09-16-09, 04:14 PM
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Re: WWE CEO Linda McMahon steps down to run for Senate.

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And she's up against Ron Simmons? Damn.
Simmons AND Foley.
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I'd vote for her.
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Old 09-16-09, 07:58 PM
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I just worry about her getting in the Senate, and then introducing a bill to legalize Steroids
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Old 09-17-09, 02:27 AM
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Well, at least credibility isn't going to be an issue for her.
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I don't think with her background she will be do well in a male-dominated realm filled with backstabbing, braggadocio, incessant posturing and constant media scrutiny.
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