U.S. President Obama Slams McMahon’s Run For Senate

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from an article on ABCNews.com:

Obama Stumps for Blumenthal in Conn.: ‘Public Service Is Not a Game’… Like Wrestling

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports:

At a fundraiser in Connecticut tonight, President Obama went to bat for Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, slamming his opponent, Republican Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, accusing her of throwing money into the race and expecting to win without any new ideas.

“This is the kind of leader you want representing you, somebody you know,” Obama said of Blumenthal, “somebody who doesn’t just show up and try to get a victory by writing a big check and flooding the airwaves with negative ads.”

In the race to replace retiring Sen. Chris Dodd, today the Cook Political Report reclassified the race from "lean Democrat" to toss-up after looking at the tightening polls and the extensive campaign war chest of former WWE CEO McMahon.

“I understand she has promised a smack down,” Obama said of McMahon. “And look, there’s no doubt I can see how somebody who has been in professional wrestling would think that they are right at home in the U.S. Senate if they were watching some of the behavior that’s been going on. But the truth is — and Dick understands this –- public service is not a game.”

Check out the complete article, with additional comments from U.S. President Barack Obama, visit ABCNews.com.



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