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Will Linda McMahon take the go away heat hint?

Everyone wants Linda McMahon to pack her political ball up and go home, the Connecticut Democrats, her Republican colleagues, the voters, the local media, and even her husband Vince. But Linda doesn't seem to have given up on the dream, just yet.

Linda McMahon vs. Chris Murphy election day blog

Last-minute accusations of dirty tricks, Chris Murphy closes with a powerful speech, while Linda McMahon focuses on grass roots efforts to get her voters out in droves tomorrow. We will update this post as more news comes in on election day itself.

WWE sold 93% of their Connecticut film tax credits

Linda McMahon ran WWE -- took advantage of "corporate welfare", according to their favourite local newspaper "The Journal Inquirer".

WWE spooked that tax issues will cost Linda dearly

The Democrats have attacked WWE for cheating Connecticut taxpayers while taking $22 million in tax credits. WWE soon responded with a press release trumpeting how they pay their taxes, defending themselves from the allegations of any impropriety.

Updated - Was WWE caught dodging Connecticut tax?

The answer to this question seems to be yes, as an audit by WWE's home state led to a $4.4 million settlement by the company recently for withheld taxes. This could prove to be the difference maker in Linda McMahon's tight election race.

Linda McMahon reeling from campaign controversies

Linda McMahon has been reeling from a series of campaign controversies. More publicity of past misogynistic WWE angles, a backfired attempt to distance herself from Mitt Romney and the revelation that half her 1976 bankruptcy debts went unpaid.

Journal Inquirer files FEC complaint against WWE

WWE's threatened lawsuit against Connecticut journalist Chris Powell for an offhand remark about how Linda McMahon derived her wealth from "the business of violence, pornography, and general raunch" has continued to backfire. Instead of writing a carefully worded retraction, the Journal Inquirer, who Powell works for, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming that WWE violated federal election law by attempting to assist Linda's senate campaign via their legal threat.

Mike Benoit considering class action lawsuit against WWE

The answer to the question I posed yesterday "Should WWE be fearful of the NFL concussion lawsuit?" was emphatically answered by Mike Benoit today, the father of the late Chris Benoit whose son was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) by Dr. Bennet Omalu after a post-mortem examination of his brain. Mike Benoit told journalist Irv Muchnick that he is considering a similar class action lawsuit against WWE.

Democrats file FEC complaint about "Stand Up For WWE" campaign, both sides respond with more attack ads and mailers

Democrats file FEC complaint about "Stand Up For WWE" campaign, both sides respond with more attack ads and mailers. Nancy DiNardo claims there is a "improper coordination" between Linda McMahon and WWE.

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