Republican candidate for US Senate Linda McMahon has seemingly gone to great lengths to keep husband and businessman partner Vince McMahon out of the campaign. Mr. McMahon has been absent from the events traditionally attended by the spouses of candidates. No joining his wife on stage after a debate. No campaigning on her behalf. No personal appearances. When even daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Paul Levesque (also known as showcase wrestler “Triple-H”) showed up to support Mrs. McMahon, Vince was nowhere to be found—until now.
With Mrs. McMahon trailing Democrat Richard Blumenthal by double digits in the latest poll and more and more focus on the unseemly side of professional wrestling, Vince McMahon is coming off the sidelines and joining the fray.
Mr. McMahon has launched a campaign of his own called “Stand Up for WWE.” The effort seems like a desperate move to try salvage his wife’s campaign. It also appears to be a move to limit any damage to the McMahon’s business empire. Either way, it’s not going to help Mrs. McMahon become the next US Senator from Connecticut.
Mrs. McMahon claims she has no connection to the “Stand Up” campaign. Right, and Haystacks Calhoun was a world class athlete.