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Linda McMahon Says She Was 'Stunned' by Her Loss

The former head of the WWE gave a post-election interview to Bloomberg News recently and said she was working on her acceptance speech when she learned she'd lost her bid - once again - for a U.S. Senate seat.

Linda McMahon was sitting alone, going over her acceptance speech, when she learned she'd lost, for the second time in as many years, her expensive and hard-fought battle to join the U.S. Senate.

In an interview with Bloomberg News a few days ago, McMahon said she was sitting in an upstairs room of her home, fine-tuning her acceptance speech about 40 minutes after the polls had closed, when she caught sight of a TV graphic showing that Democrat Chris Murphy had won.

"I was stunned for a moment," McMahon told Bloomberg News. "I sat there for a few minutes on my own, reflecting on what the race had been. I thought about the thousands of people who not only had touched me but whom I had touched as well. All the notes, 'Thank you for running. Thank you for showing me that it’s worth putting everything on the line,' and things like that."

She said that while some have criticized her for spending so much of her personal fortune on her Senate aspirations, $97 million as of the latest accounting, comments that she was trying to buy a U.S. Senate seat were off the mark, McMahon told the news service.

"The way it’s framed is that I’m trying to buy the election for my own personal gain. What would be my personal gain? I’m not looking for a new career. I’ve had a wonderful career. I was hoping to bring a different voice and perspective and use my skills that have been honed as a CEO in bringing people together," Bloomberg quotes her.

Lou Lange November 14, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Any candidate who does not have both a victory AND concession speech written, to me, is arrogant.
Edie November 14, 2012 at 07:17 PM
I got tired of seeing her on TV all the time, and I was sick of all those flyers I kept receiving in the mail sometimes as many as 6-10 a week. I could have papered my whole house. It was overkill.
Tony M November 14, 2012 at 08:53 PM
That not only goes for Linda McMahon it also applies to Willard Romney as well; he said he only had an acceptance speech written. That must have been why it took him so long to make the concession speech. Some people never learn. I understand Karl Rove went ballistic because of the loss.
Tony M November 14, 2012 at 09:11 PM
It proves that no matter how much money one has or puts into a campaign the voters of Connecticut cannot and will not be bought.
Ken November 15, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Right! Here in CT we prefer silverspoon rich kids who had their Mommy and Daddy pay for law school! Yay! McMahon had to earn that fortune, what would she know about the economy? Chris Murphy and Dick Blumenthal both are what CT deserves.
Delia Skrainski November 15, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I don't understand the negative comments! Linda McMahon is proven her skills as a businesswomen; who could have brought this experience to our Capital.! and have offered solutions to save the economy and our America;! Instead, people, for some unknown reason, could not accept her capabilities. This is not Linda's fault; it's the people's problems. Now, you can see the errors of your ways! and you can suffer the consequences.
Tony M November 15, 2012 at 05:31 PM
You must be a dyed in the wool Republican who has hidden your head in the sand. Anyone who majors in political science and served time in Washington, has a better handle on the politics of our Government. Do you honestly think she would have been better then someone who has been there and done that? You would have been the one to suffer the consequences , not the majority of voters in CT if she had won.
Tony M November 15, 2012 at 05:36 PM
The election is over it's time to call it a day and get down to serious business. These and other comments about it will go on and on and on. Nothing will get solved by second guessing the outcome. I will repeat what I have posted in an earlier comment. "The Voter of Connecticut , CANNOT be bought"!
Tony M November 15, 2012 at 05:37 PM
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