McMahon’s wrestling celebrity husband makes rare campaign appearance

Though rarely seen on the campaign trail, Linda McMahon’s wrestling celebrity family came to the Republican State Convention tonight to support her candidacy.

Her husband, World Wrestling Entertainment founder Vince McMahon, entered the Connecticut Convention Center around 7:45 p.m. The McMahons were joined by their daughter, Stephanie McMahon, and her husband, Paul Michael Levesque, known in his wrestling profession as “Triple H.”

Though they quickly went into a private conference room at first, Stephanie McMahon took time about 45 minutes later to chat with reporters about the campaign and her family.

We’re “excited, nervous, anxious – all of the above, but mostly proud,” she said, adding the family members can’t spend as much time as they would like on the campaign trail, given their hectic schedules. “It is a little challenging because we’re all working for the company.”

But Stephanie McMahon also said her mother’s U.S. Senate bid comes as no surprise to those closest to her. “She’s always been a leader,” she said. “She’s incredibly classy. … Really what she’s got (from her family) was resounding support.”


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Vince McMahon enters the Connecticut convention center. His wife, GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon, is at right (Jacqueline Rabe)