For over a decade, WWE CEO Vince McMahon was soundtracked to ring by the theme song “No Chance In Hell”. Tonight, it looks like Vince’s wife, Republican senate candidate Linda McMahon, had no chance in hell of becoming a senator. Even with a campaign that looks like it was funded by the Million Dollar Man.
(Also) From Mother Jones
On the last day of her campaign, Linda McMahon got desperate. The former wrestling exec and GOP senate candidate in Connecticut, who has sunk at least $42.6 million into her latest campaign, engaged in a series of misleading tricks that seemed intended to dupe voters into believing she was a Democrat.
Ultimately, it wasn’t enough. The blue lean of Connecticut was too great for even McMahon’s vast fortune to overcome, and Rep. Chris Murphy, a 39-year-old liberal Democrat, will replace retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (I) in the Senate come January. Between this campaign and her last losing bid, in 2010, McMahon has now spent a cumulative total of nearly $100 million of her own money in pursuit of federal office. That is more than any other American in history.
If you need a visual aid, pretend Linda McMahon is Mick Foley and Connecticut voters are The Undertaker.
That’s pretty much how it went.
Weird Sidebar: Loads of wrestling fans rooted for Linda McMahon’s senate bid to fail because that might mean the WWE can get extra trashy again. That’s right, there are levels of trashiness in pro wrestling.
So buck up Linda, there’s always your old job to fall back on.