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Linda McMahon Has Spent $78 Million So Far on Senate Races

Most of the money she has spent on her 2012 and 2010 Senate campaigns is from her personal fortune. Her opponent, Chris Murphy has spent about $8.7 million.

 

U.S. Senate hopeful Linda McMahon has spent nearly $28 million of her own money on her political aspirations during the current campaign, and about $78 million on her campaigns for this election and the election of 2010.

Campaign finance records show that McMahon has loaned or contributed to her current campaign nearly $28 million for the 2012 campaign. That amount includes $14.7 million in a two-month period that ended last month, according to The Day of New London. The paper gleaned the campaign finance spending data from mandated reports McMahon and other candidates filed in September with the Federal Election Commission.

The former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment lost her bid for the Senate to Democrat Richard Blumenthal in 2010 after spending nearly $50 million of her own money. She and her opponent Chris Murphy are locked in a bitter contest for the Senate seat being vacated by Joseph Lieberman this year.

While McMahon has largely financed her campaign with her personal fortune, Murphy’s battle to win the Senate seat has been paid for mostly with $8.7 million in campaign donations, The Day reports. Recent polls show the two locked in a statistical dead heat.

While McMahon’s spokesman says the candidate’s use of her own money underscores that her vote can’t be bought by lobbyists or outside interests, Murphy’s campaign aides have said McMahon is using money she made at the WWE “selling sex and violence to children to fund her desperate campaign of lies, smears, and attack ads,’’ the Boston Globe reports.

Lou October 24, 2012 at 04:30 PM
$28 million of her own money! Wow, that should help stimulate the economy
Anthony M October 24, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Yes of her own money, not special interest money. This means that she is not being bought like the reset of the scum in our state and washington.
Angels Among Us October 24, 2012 at 06:29 PM
If she spent that much on getting re-elected then why has she not paid off her creditors without someone having to tell her to do so. To me this shows a clear lack of INTEGRITY. Also as a woman I would not want her to represent me as she does the women of wrestling. I think all WWE stuff should be boycotted. I know I will be returning a present for this xmas after seeing this video. http://bit.ly/QEBX6e
Bill Fasula October 24, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I guess we know who Eileen is voting for. Couldn't you at least attempt to look impartial?
Adam Bray October 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM
The difference is that McMahon is trying to buy her way into politics while Murphy, not being massively wealthy from his father-in-law's inheritance, needs to rely on people to support him. The same people that will vote for him. McMahon supporters, can you link me to a clear page of Linda's views and positions on topics? All I can find on her website is a vague six step plan. I want to know where she stands on social issues.

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