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Senate Smackdown, WWE CEO Considers Run Against Dodd



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    Linda McMahon's used to rings and just might be thinking about entering a political one against Sen. Chris Dodd.

    A woman who truly knows how to rumble could be testing Sen. Chris Dodd in the ultimate political cage match. 

    Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, just might run as a Republican against the state’s senior U.S. senator in in 2010, the Washington Post reports in the Fix, a political blog.

    “A source close to McMahon said that she is ‘seriously considering’ the race,” the Post blogger reports.  
    Things might get heated up but they are not bond to get as violent as the sweaty men in tight shorts throwing themselves at each other that she was used to in her prior life.

    McMahon has played a large role in increasing the presence of the WWE in our collective pop culture, even appearing on-air in the wrestling programs. 

    She’s also prepared for a money smackdown, the source told the blogger.

    She was appointed to the state Board of Education, graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in French and is certified to teach.

    She's served on the Board of Trustees of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield since 2004 and created the WWE’s Get R.E.A.L. educational and literacy programs.