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Linda McMahon Spends $66 Million Trying To Win Election, Ripped For WWE Past published a brief article noting that former WWE chief executive Linda McMahon won her GOP Senate primary on Tuesday night after spending almost ten times as much as her opponent and $61 million over the course of two campaigns to try to win the seat for U.S. Senator from Connecticut. When McMahon campaigned in 2010, she broke Connecticut state records for out-of-pocket spending by splurging $50 million of her own money—and still lost. This time around, McMahon spent over $11 million to defeat former Representative Christopher Shays by a three to one margin, who had spent approximately $1.2 million.

According to, McMahon actually spent $15.7 million of her personal money on the campaign, which would bring the total thus far to approximately $66 million.

After the race was called Tuesday night, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee immediately attacked McMahon over her WWE past.

“Linda McMahon is a greedy CEO who made millions marketing sex and violence to little kids, all at the expense of the health and safety of her own employees,” said Executive Director Guy Cecil. “Everything about McMahon’s record, principles and agenda prove that she is wrong for Connecticut. There isn’t enough money in the world to convince Connecticut voters otherwise.”

  • D2K

    So what’s the end game to all of this? Why is she so desperate to win the senate seat? Is it really worth all this money being tossed away while the company is falling apart.

  • GetMoney

    Now we know why the wrestle mania payoffs were so low

  • peep this

    this just proves money can’t buy you everything. 66 million in the hole………… must be nice

  • Yes! 3X

    Wow 66 million dollars just to lose not once but twice. When is she gonna get it. WWE is both her biggest strength and weakness. It provided her the funds necessary for her to run but at the same time tarnishes her reputation.

  • Yes! 3X

    Wow 66 million dollars just to lose not once but twice. When is she gonna get it. WWE is both her biggest strength and weakness. It prov

  • sam

    is spending 66 million dollars really worth any of this, im not american so i dunno how much these senate races mean to people

  • chronoxiong

    She’s spending all that money and be still be going un-employed like what happened to AW. What a shame.

  • Shayan

    Could’ve provided food to people living in the states with that exorbitant amount of funds.

  • Nick

    why doesn’t she just give up? she doesn’t belivie in john cenas “never give up” thing, does she?

  • adam

    Wow she is wasting alot of vinces money he should just sit her down and be like ok linda i love you but your not going to win this stop spending my money on stupid shit.

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  • Bill

    Another 6 added to that number would be fitting for the McMahons.