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WWE put the word out last month that Linda McMahon was considering a run for the U.S. Senate representing her home state of Connecticut, and today she made it official that she is a candidate. In doing so, she has resigned as WWE CEO, turning the job over to WWE chairman Vince McMahon.While Linda McMahon, a Republican, comes off as refined and intelligent and is nowhere near as overbearing as her husband, she may very well have an uphill battle in overcoming the stigma of owning a pro wrestling company. It stands to reason that the recent changes in WWE programming to a more family friendly product are due in part to her decision to run for political office. Still, it's a virtual certainty that every scandal that WWE has been involved in over the years and the racy content from the Attitude Era will become fodder for her opponents.

Ric Flair, an active member of the Republican party who has campaigned for George H.W. Bush, Mike Huckabee and the late Sen. Jesse Helms, once said that he had been approached several times about running for office in his home state of North Carolina, but he couldn't do so because he had too many skeletons in his closet from all his years in the wrestling business.

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But who knows, maybe Linda McMahon can win. If Jesse "The Body" Ventura can be elected as governor of Minnesota, anything is possible.

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