October 22nd, 2010
11:58 PM ET
10 years ago

Republicans upset over Connecticut move to limit WWE gear at the polls

(CNN) - Republicans lashed out Friday after the Connecticut secretary of state said poll workers would have the right to ask voters wearing World Wrestling Entertainment merchandise to cover up because it could be considered campaigning.

Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon left her job as chief executive of WWE to run for office. And a spokesman for Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz said McMahon is so closely associated with the organization that wrestling garb could easily be construed as political advertising.


Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • Linda McMahon
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. CNN watcher

    I wouldn't want someone who ran the WWE running my state. They don't treat their wrestlers well, so she won't treat her state well either.

    October 23, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  2. duke

    Spoiled little brats that's what republicans are!
    If you like the fact that you work harder than your boss,but the tax code say you should pay more on your money than your boss should on his,Then vote republican!!

    October 23, 2010 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  3. potomacscott

    Republicans should be more upset about what is going on in Washington state...Illegal aliens going door to door begging for democratic votes!

    October 23, 2010 01:30 am at 1:30 am |
  4. La Piovra

    Republicans, or in all events the bodysnatched faction that passes for them these days, believe that unlimited freedom of speech belongs to rich, white right-wingers, and everyone else is free to agree with them.

    October 23, 2010 07:18 am at 7:18 am |
  5. Clwyd

    This woman is another teabugger joke? Yet, she is getting support. It is sad how Americans a dubbing down and showing total lack of intelligence. We are a laughing stock to the rest of the world when I have relatives in foreign countries that ask me if O'Donnell, Paul, Angle, Whitman, Fiorina and so many others on the right are for real and how can a person with half a brain support this garbage! Now we have all these documents that show what a disgrace our military is and the call for the Geneva Conventions to be called to charges of some 66,000 possible war crimes by US! Our military has been out of control for generations and needs to be stopped!

    October 23, 2010 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  6. John

    No campaigning at the polls. It isn't that hard. WWE paid for the campaign, mcmahon's husband's money, made on steroids, mysogony and violence has had enough corrosive influence already....

    October 23, 2010 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  7. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    If Republicans didn't care, I would think that it WASN'T campaigning, BUT, because they are upset about it, I'm ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE that wearing WWE gear was INTENDED to be a secret campaign ad... Someone already spent a lot of money on the logo riddled stuff, intending to use them to get more votes, I bet... NOW, they have a bunch of "wrestling stuff" that they can't do anything with (and I bet it's a campaign operative).

    October 23, 2010 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  8. George Guadiane - Austerlitz, NY

    Oh, and you people who ONLY own WWE clothing, go out and buy some real clothes.

    October 23, 2010 07:55 am at 7:55 am |