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Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

Congress plays musical chairs but leadership stays the same

The political divide of the U.S. Congress remained the same after Election Day 2012, with Republicans controlling the House of Representatives and Democrats holding onto the Senate.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Analysts expect some fireworks in Senate battles

Analysts expect some fireworks in Senate battles

A couple of races may have pushed the possibility of Republicans taking over the U.S. Senate to the edge, several pundits noted recently. Or maybe not, others say.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

AFL-CIO begins push in state races

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The AFL-CIO, the largest labor group in the United States, plans direct mailings that oppose Republican candidates for governor and senator in key races.

High-profile primary races in four states

High-profile party contests in U.S. congressional races headlined several statewide primaries Tuesday.
By United Press International
Of ads and adages

Of ads and adages

NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Lieberman frustrates congressional Dems

Lieberman frustrates congressional Dems

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Some Democrats are frustrated retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, Ind-Conn., has been meeting with Republican presidential hopefuls and candidates for his seat.
Linda McMahon eying another Senate run

Linda McMahon eying another Senate run

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Linda McMahon, the former head of World Wrestling Entertainment, plans to make a second run for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut, her confidantes say.

Conn. voters can wear WWE gear

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Connecticut's secretary of state says voters can wear World Wrestling Entertainment gear to the polls even though the WWE's ex-chief executive is a candidate.
Conn. wrestles with a voter dress code

Conn. wrestles with a voter dress code

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Voters wearing a T-shirt at the polls promoting World Wrestling Entertainment might be contested by election officials on Nov. 2, Connecticut officials said.

Blumenthal, McMahon debate in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Connecticut's Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate nominees traded accusations on truthfulness and fitness for office during a debate in Hartford Monday.
A Kennedy objects to GOP ad quoting JFK

A Kennedy objects to GOP ad quoting JFK

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy has asked a Senate candidate in Connecticut to pull an online commercial featuring President John F. Kennedy.

McMahon wins GOP nod for Senate in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Businesswoman Linda McMahon breezed by former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, returns indicated.
Politics 2010: Connecticut GOP Senate race gets nasty

Politics 2010: Connecticut GOP Senate race gets nasty

The fight to succeed U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., has become a knock-down-drag-out among Republicans ahead of Tuesday's primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Simmons shelves U.S. Senate bid in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., May 26 (UPI) -- Former U.S. congressman Rob Simmons, once thought the likely Republican candidate in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race, said he was suspending his campaign.

Wrestler Hogan lauds would-be senator

HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan said U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is a "gracious" woman devoted to helping her community.
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Linda McMahon
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Linda Marie McMahon (née Edwards) (born October 4, 1948) is an American professional wrestling magnate and politician. She is notable for her career developing WWE with her husband Vince McMahon. She was in the company from 1980 to 2009. During this time, WWE grew from a small regional business in New York to a large multinational. Linda and her husband became wealthy through the WWE's success, and the McMahon family name is now synonymous with the wrestling industry. As President and later CEO of the company, she negotiated business deals, launched wrestling merchandise, signed wrestler contracts, and managed and wrote for WWE publications. She also started the company's civic programs, Get REAL and Smackdown Your Vote. McMahon has occasionally performed in the ring, most notably in a wrestling feud with her husband which climaxed at WrestleMania 17.

McMahon left WWE in 2009 to run for U.S. Senator of Connecticut. She won the Republican primary and faced Democrat Richard Blumenthal. At one point in the campaign, she approached within 3 points of Blumenthal, but she lost on election day by 11%. McMahon spent over $50 million of her own money on the campaign.

McMahon was born Linda Marie Edwards to Henry and Evelyn Edwards in New Bern, North Carolina. She was an only child and grew up as a "jock", playing basketball and baseball. Her parents were both employees Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, a military base. She was raised in a traditional, conservative family and attended Catholic Mass regularly. During one Mass, Edwards, at the age of 13, happened to meet Vince McMahon, then 16. Her mother worked in the same building as McMahon's mother, although they had not met.

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