CONNECTICUT (WPIX)—The bid for senator in Connecticut is shaping up to be a heated battle as the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment has jumped into the ring.
Linda McMahon resigned as the head honcho of the wrestling company Wednesday in order to seek the Republican nomination for the seat that Christopher Dodd currently occupies. Despite the fact of having no solid background in politics, McMahon said she's serious about her run for senator.
"I'm an accomplished businesswoman," McMahon told the Fox Business Network. "I'm not a politician, but what I have done is built a business from a really small, family, entrepreneurial business into a company now trading on the New York Stock Exchange. I understand how to make payroll...I know how to create jobs and that's what we have to focus on in this country right now, creating jobs."
McMahon and her husband, Vince, are responsible for running the Stamford based wrestling company and turning it into the lucrative empire it is today.
Many critics say McMahon's campaign will be hindered by the fact that her company has based its success solely on fake entertainment. Many opponents believe she will have a hard time being taken seriously.
McMahon said she will not accept donations from special interest groups and only take individual contributions of $100.
"...Special interests are not what I'm about," she said.
McMahon will square off against three other Republicans including former US Representative Rob Simmons, state senator Sam Caliguirui, and former US Ambassador Tom Foley.