Washington (CNN) - Former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon announced Tuesday she was making another bid for Senate in Connecticut, almost one year after spending tens of millions of dollars on an unsuccessful run against Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
"I am a proven job creator," McMahon said in her announcement event at a Southington, Conn. machinery factory.
McMahon continued, "It is clear to us, regardless of what political party you belong to, that we are going down the wrong economic path, a path and track we have to get off of. And we have to get off in a hurry."
McMahon is running for the seat currently held by independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats. Lieberman announced he would not be running for reelection after serving in the Senate for 22 years.
McMahon is the wife of Vince McMahon, the chairman of the professional wrestling organization WWE and a former professional wrestler himself. Linda McMahon served as president and CEO of the company until she launched her first bid for Senate in 2009.
In a statement, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee disparaged McMahon for the amount of money she spent during her last campaign.
"Linda McMahon tried to buy the election last year with more than $50 million dollars of attacks and negative campaigning," DSCC spokesman Matt Canter said in a statement. "But even last year, when voters everywhere were electing Republicans, Connecticut voters said they didn't need a greedy CEO like McMahon who made her fortune by putting her own profits before the health and safety of her workers and marketing sex and violence to children."
A recent Quinnipiac poll showed McMahon trailing Democratic challenger Rep. Chris Murphy 49 percent to 38 percent. In a potential GOP primary, the poll showed McMahon beating former Republican Rep. Chris Shays 50 percent to 35 percent.
Quinnipiac conducted the poll from Sep. 8 – 13 and surveyed 1,230 registered voters of the phone. The poll has a sampling error of plus or minus 2.8 percent.
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