Linda McMahon Loses in US Senate Race
Multiple outlets including The Wall Street Journal and CNN.com are reporting that former WWE CEO McMahon -- the Republican candidate -- has lost to Connecticut Attorney General Dem. Richard Blumenthal.
While all the numbers from the precincts are not in yet, the current numbers show that she has 43 percent of the vote while Blumenthal has 53 percent.
McMahon was new to the political game, but she had one big thing going for her: money. She had stated early on that she would spend upwards of $50 million of her own money on her campaign and she ended up using nearly that amount. Meanwhile, Blumenthal -- a career politician -- had contributions of around $6 million. Combined, the two had the most expensive congressional race in the country.
It was a tight Senate race between the two candidates with the WWE landing smack in the middle of it by the end with Vince McMahon deciding that his company and fans were under attack, prompting him to start the "Stand Up for WWE" campaign.
Now we just have to see if Vince will ever decide to do something crazy like, say, run for president.
UPDATED: Blumenthal ended up scoring a rather convincing victory over McMahon by a margin of 54 percent to 44 percent.
McMahon was joined by daughter Stephanie McMahon and her husband Triple H, son Shane McMahon and his wife Marissa, as well as Vince when she gave her concession speech. She thanked everyone for helping with her campaign and all the hard work they had done, saying that "no matter what, I consider this a victory."
There is no word at this point if she will remain in politics or even return to WWE management.