Linda McMahon

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Linda McMahon in Washington, re-imagining the SBA

WASHINGTON – Linda McMahon, the highest-ranking member of the Trump administration from Connecticut, has had a trial-by-fire first year as head of the Small Business Administration. In this Sunday Conversation, she spoke with The Connecticut Mirror about her year as part of the Trump cabinet. Continue Reading →

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An unlikely postscript to two expensive, bitter campaigns

The black SUV glided to a stop Friday outside a factory off I-91 in Hartford’s industrial North Meadows. Out popped Linda McMahon. Waiting was a smiling Richard Blumenthal, a man she branded a liar in a $50 million campaign for U.S. Senate in 2010. “Nice to see you!” McMahon said. “Where is Sen. Murphy?” That would be Chris Murphy, the man McMahon opposed two years later, also at a cost of $50 million. He was coming. Continue Reading →

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Murphy campaign says it’s raised $3 million this year

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday said his election campaign has raised $3 million in the first three months of this year, mostly from small donations. Murphy said he has received 66,039 donations averaging $42 per contribution this year, and ended the first quarter of the year with nearly $3.5 million in cash-on-hand. Continue Reading →

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Senate gives McMahon valentine with vote to make her new SBA chief

WASHINGTON – Despite a lack of government experience, World Wrestling Entertainment co-founder Linda McMahon was easily confirmed by the Senate Tuesday to head the Small Business Administration. More than half of Senate Democrats joined Republicans in the 81-19 vote for McMahon’s confirmation. Continue Reading →

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To avoid conflicts, McMahon to dump some assets, positions

WASHINGTON — To avoid conflicts of interests, Linda McMahon said she would begin divesting herself of certain assets and positions – including her post as vice chair of the board of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield – if she is confirmed as head of the Small Business Administration. Continue Reading →

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Key panel gives McMahon bipartisan support as SBA chief

WASHINGTON — Linda McMahon’s nomination to head the Small Business administration was quickly approved by members of a key committee, even as Democrats pulled out all the stops Tuesday to delay confirmation on several controversial Trump administration nominees. Continue Reading →

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Unlike other Trump picks, McMahon sails through confirmation hearing

WASHINGTON — Introduced by two Connecticut senators who crushed her political hopes in Connecticut, Linda McMahon on Tuesday sailed through a confirmation hearing, placing her a step closer to becoming the next head of the Small Business Administration. Continue Reading →

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Romano, other CT Republicans open to Trump administration jobs

WASHINGTON — After the Trump transition team selects candidates for top jobs, it will turn its attention to thousands of other positions it must fill – including the entire West Wing staff – and Connecticut GOP Party Chairman J.R. Romano and other state Republicans say they would not mind being in the mix. Continue Reading →

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In CT, most Republican mega-donors steer clear of Trump

WASHINGTON — With the notable exception of Linda McMahon, Connecticut’s Republican mega-donors have largely steered clear of helping their party’s standard bearer – Donald J. Trump. Instead, some of Connecticut’s richest Republicans gave to other candidates running in the GOP primaries and even to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC. Continue Reading →

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State by state, GOP says to Donald J. Trump: You’re hired!

CLEVELAND — Donald J. Trump, the most unconventional of candidates, won the Republican nomination for president Tuesday night on the most enduring of political traditions, the state-by-state roll call that gave Connecticut’s young GOP chairman a fleeting moment in the spotlight and Trump’s oldest son a pivotal role.
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