McMahon Spends $78 Million 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 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.

No Bias October 24, 2012 at 03:25 AM
At least we know that she did not make her money working in government for herself. How do 1-2-3 term poor congressmen get to be millionaires after entering government service? Riddle me this Batman: How cone when Kerry ran for president +- there wasn't a wiff of disapproval of his fortune (via 2 marriages)? None of these phonies sayd BOO about the richest man to ever run for any office in US government. Chew on that for awhile & get back to me. :)
Hansa Junchun October 24, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Its Linda's money. I don't care if she blows it on ice cream for penguins. Murphy's the dirty incumbent Congressman and former Wall Street arch-criminal. In fact, Murphy wants to roll in dough the way Linda does, he needs to stay in Congress as long as Rosa DeLauro, cause that's when the BIG money rolls in!
max October 24, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Send a few dollars my way Linda, I'll vote for ya!
mike October 25, 2012 at 02:01 PM
check your mailbox...i wouldn't put it past her...it would be cheaper than the 200-300 commercials a day she's buying now...lol
Helene E. Logan October 25, 2012 at 02:14 PM


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