Linda McMahon Set to Launch Senate Run on Tuesday

Former wrestling CEO to launch candidacy for Lieberman's seat

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011  |  Updated 8:04 AM EDT
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McMahon to Announce CT Senate Run

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Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon.

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Linda McMahon is going to the mat again. The former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO is expected to re-enter politics, making a second run for U.S. Senate.

McMahon, 62, is expected at 10:30 a. m. tomorrow to announce her bid to take over Senator Joe Lieberman’s seat, which will be vacated by Democrat turned Independent at the end of the term.

The announcement is scheduled to take place at Coil Pro Machinery, manufacturer and designer of custom-built coil processing machines, in Southington, CT in Hartford County.

McMahon lost in 2010 to then Democratic Attorney Richard Blumenthal after spending $50 million of her personal money on her campaign.

After the 2010 election, McMahon maintained a relatively low-profile though recently, she has made many public appearances. According to her Facebook page McMahon attended Republican Party events in Greenwich, Wilton and Milford this weekend.

Other Republican candidates –including former comptroller general, David Walker, and former Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele – are weighing their options, party officials said.

U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays is expected to launch his campaign soon. And former Vernon Mayor Jason McCoy has filed an exploratory committee while Brian Cahill of Hartford has formed a candidate committee.

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