WASHINGTON (CNN) - Pro- wrestling businesswoman Linda McMahon announced Wednesday she would run for Senate in Connecticut next year as a Republican.
McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, describes herself as a "different kind of candidate" who will run a "different kind of campaign."
"With your help, we are going to change Washington and start making Washington work for ordinary people," she said in a statement posted on her campaign Web site.
She pledged to "help" finance the campaign with the fortune she made from her wrestling empire and limit contributions to $100.
McMahon joins a crowded primary of Republicans hoping to challenge embattled Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd in 2010.
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We need to give the donkeys 8 years to serve before we all kick them out in 2012. I am tired of peanuts and want to eat healthy carrots.
McMahon, a fringe candidate. Welcome to the Senate!!
A campaign funded from the wrestling empire. An empire built upon the countless prematurely dead wrestlers whose steroid use the WWF/WWE, at very best, turned a blind eye to. At worst, well you do the match. This woman has no business running for the Senate.
And I am a Republican.
Her "empire"? Perhaps Dodd will help his campaign with his Countrywide mortgage and AIG bonus... empire. Is it too much to ask that our representatives not accept bribes from those they regulate?
Anyone would be an improvement over Dodd. He is so crooked he could hide in the shadow of a cork screw.
Well, at least we know up front she's an entertainer who specializes in using lies to make a buck and presents fantasy as reality.
Throw this lying fraud of a coward out of the "ring" Linda and bring some respectability and savvy back to the Senate.
Dodd you lying, cheating sack of crap, are going down and you can invoke Ted Kennedy all you want, "ain't gonna help ya".
You can go live in all your nice houses that you got with the sweetheart deals the rest of us can onl;y imagine.
I would support "Linda McMahon! Atleast she might be someone you could talk to. Let's get these senators that have been in there for 15-25 years and oust them out. This would start a new beginning.
Why is there not an criminal investigation under way regarding Chris Dodd involvement in the Fannie mae/ Freddie mac meltdown and his sweetheart deals with Countrywide? Oh yeah...the democrats are in charge that's why.
Sounds like Republicans are scraping the bottom of the barrel for canidates to run for any office. What a mess the Republican party has become. Sad.
Now this is just another GOP laughable moment!
great, the CEO of WWE - a corporate model of honesty and integrity. But, since most republicans believe in death panels and other such fantasies, they probably also believe that wrestling is real.
Another example of the caliber of the republican mind.
Good luck with that... ha ha citizens of Connecticut are too smart to allow any of these thieves and obstructionists back in office.
If Al Franken is qualified then so is Linda McMahon.
Since pro wrestling might be the second biggest embarrassment to America after republicans, it seems like a perfect match.
I am all for getting rid of Dodd, but putting a Repug in that seat is 100 times worst!
Why not...Professional Wrestling like the GOP takes advantage of weak minded gullible individuals who believe all the staged stunts are real....She'd fit right in.