Connecticut Democrat spokeswoman Colleen Flanagan said the following:
As WWE Chief Operating Officer, Linda McMahon presided over programming that showed simulated rape, public sex and necrophilia, and now she wants to be our U.S. Senator? People across this state, not to mention the millions of women who are the victims of sexual violence every year, would be horrified and embarrassed to know that the person who seeks to represent them condones this kind of behavior. That kind of programming has no place in our society, and Linda McMahon has no place in the U.S. Senate.
Linda McMahon’s spokesperson, Ed Patru, responded with the following:
Every American understands the difference between scripted TV entertainment and real life betrayal of trust by Washington politicians. With 15 million Americans out of work and a jobless rate in Connecticut approaching 10%, people want a Senator who knows how to fix the economy and put people back to work. It’s stunning that Chris Dodd’s supporters are more concerned with PG TV programming than job creation.