Forget those WWE freebies at the polls promised by Vince McMahon.

The U.S. Justice Department has reminded the wrestling impressario and husband of Senate candidate Linda McMahon that giving a thing of value in return for a vote is against the law. Giving away WWE clothing outside a polling place just might cross the line.

“This is clearly heavy-handed bullying from big government and would appear to be desperate political activity in closely contested elections in Connecticut,” said Vince McMahon, chairman and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.

But they will not push the issue.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

Leave a comment