Linda McMahon on Corporations
McMahon pivoted back to the main thrust of her campaign: that she's the candidate with the business acumen to fix the economy. "We need professionals from different walks of life," she said. "What we don't have in Washington are business people."
Switching to offense, McMahon said she is ready to help fix the country's economic and deficit problems created by longtime politicians such as Shays. "You have been part of the issue of killing jobs, not creating jobs," she said. "What we need to see in Washington are senators who have not been there and been part of the mess that you made."
Blumenthal said the government can do a better job providing financing and loans to businesses, as well as providing job training and targeted tax deductions for research and development, startup companies and firms that hire new workers. He also called for closing loopholes that allow U.S. companies to send jobs overseas.
McMahon, who used a clip from Blumenthal's response from an earlier debate about how to create a job, [in which Blumenthal stumbled over how government should be involved,] as a political ad, chided her opponent for improving his answer during this latest debate. "I'm very happy you have a notion on how to create jobs," McMahon said.
One of Linda's major interests in WWE was product merchandising. She negotiated many of the company's business deals with vendors, establishing the company's first line of action figures, Wrestling Superstars, in 1984. It was a first in the wrestling industry and helped expand the company's popularity to children.
When asked what it was like being CEO in a "testosterone-charged industry", McMahon replied, "It's lots of fun. I'm an only child, so I grew up as my father's son and mother's daughter. I was quite a jock. I really have a very good understanding of the male psyche--I'm very comfortable in a guy environment. It's still a testosterone business, and I like it."
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Senate elections Nov. 2012:
AZ:Flake(R) vs.Hackbarth(R) vs.Carmona(D) vs.Ruben(D) vs.
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Emken(R) vs.Lightfoot(G) vs.
CT:Bysiewicz(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Shays(R) vs.McMahon(R)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.LeMieux(R) vs.Mack(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Case(D) vs.Lingle(R)
ME:King(I) vs.Dill(D) vs.Summers(R) vs.
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hekman(R) vs.Konetchy(R) vs.Hoekstra(R) vs.Boman(L)
MN:Klobuchar(D) vs.Bills(R) vs.
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R) vs.Steelman(R) vs.Brunner(R)
ND:Heitkamp(D) vs.Berg(R) vs.
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Kyrillos(R) vs.Diakos(I) vs.
NM:Heinrich(D) vs.Wilson(R) vs.
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Noren(I) vs.Maragos(R) vs.Turner(R) vs.Clark(G)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Pryce(R) vs.Mandel(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Smith(R) vs.
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Howell(D) vs.Liljenquist(R)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R) vs.Radtke(R) vs.Marshall(R)
WI:Schiess(R) vs.Neumann(R) vs.Thompson(R) vs.Baldwin(D)
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