Linda McMahon Wins the Match for the Senate
Linda McMahon won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate for Connecticut, but some are questioning her past as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. INSIDE EDITION has the story.
Linda McMahon is celebrating a landslide victory in her run for the U.S. Senate.
McMahon spoke to cheering supporters after winning the Republican primary in Connecticut. Now she's speaking to INSIDE EDITION and defending her tenure as the crotch-kicking former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Linda McMahon told INSIDE EDITION, "Out of hundreds of thousands of hours, you know, you'll get some segments and you'll look back, I'm sure just like any television producer does, you'll probably look back on some shows you've done and say, 'Oh, wow, wish I hadn't done that!' "
Critics say WWE promotes violence, over-the-top sexual content, and is degrading to women.
In a video posted by the Democratic Party on YouTube, a woman wrestler is made to bark like a dog.
McMahon told INSIDE EDITION that the WWE has evolved from these early years when she and her husband Vince McMahon started the company. She says these days it's a more PG-rated.
McMahon said, "So there's some segments, yeah, they went over the top and pushed the envelope, but that was at a time when the ratings were PG-14; today they're PG."
But Democrats last night went on an all-out attack, calling McMahon:
"A candidate who kicks men in the crotch ... And runs an operation where women are forced to bark like dogs." (source: Democratic National Committee)
And New Jersey's U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, who chairs the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee says, "Under her watch, violence was peddled to kids, steroid abuse was rampant, yet she made her millions."
McMahon dismissed the attacks during an interview with Good Morning America. When she was asked if there was anything she regretted, McMahon responded, "I think as you look back, any company, any individual organization, any of us as individuals would look back and say, 'You know what, there's some things I'd do differently.' "
McMahon will face Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the general election. Blumenthal faces his own issues, recently apologizing for claiming he served in Vietnam when he didn't.
As for Linda McMahon, she says she has nothing to apologize for. "What I'm hearing from the people in Connecticut is they without a doubt want a political outsider. They want someone with real life business experience; they want a change, they don't want politics as usual anymore," said McMahon.
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