McMahon Camp Suggests Obama’s WWE Spot Invalidates Dems’ Argument Against Her

December 16, 2009 5:54 am

We’ve kept readers up-to-date on the fight up in Connecticut over GOP candidate Linda McMahon‘s involvement with World Wrestling Entertainment.

McMahon (R-CT) is one of several candidates hoping to challenge Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) next year. She is the former CEO of the wrestling corporation and wife of WWE principal Vince McMahon.

The McMahon camp is using President Obama’s planned 30-second segment for a troops special this weekend (and past appearance on WWE during the presidential primary campaign) to suggest the Democratic argument against her candidacy is invalid.McMahon spokesman Ed Patru tells TPMDC:

The President’s involvement with WWE underscores what we’ve been saying all along – WWE is broadly recognized as a company that for years has made tremendous contributions to the community, to the state of Connecticut and to men and women in uniform. It creates hundreds of jobs, it promotes literacy, it makes dreams come true for hundreds of children through Make-A-Wish, and every year it helps boost morale among our troops.

Her also camp sent around a Politico post making that point.

The FEC has not responded to the charge from Connecticut Democrats that the WWE violated campaign finance law by taking down racy clips showing wrestlers engaged in necrophilia.

Late Update: Connecticut Democrats’ spokeswoman Colleen Flanagan responds: “It’s good for everyone that since Linda McMahon is running for Senate, the WWE’s ‘special live performance’ won’t feature necrophilia, rape, and public sex.”

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