Linda McMahon: 2012 Senate race 'remains an option'

Connecticut Republican Linda McMahon, the party's Senate nominee in 2010 against Democrat Richard Blumenthal, said Wednesday that another Senate run in 2012 "remains an option."

In a statement posted to her Facebook page, McMahon praised retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) as someone who brought an "independent and principled voice" to Washington during his four terms in the Senate and teased another run in 2012. 

"Many people have asked me what my plans are," McMahon wrote. "While running for the U.S. Senate in 2012 remains an option for me, I will spend the next few months focusing on how I can best serve the people of Connecticut."  

Despite spending some $50 million of her own money on a failed run in 2010, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment is still seen as a credible contender by Republican insiders in Connecticut and several have said over the past two days that they anticipate she will run again. 

Other potential GOP contenders for the seat are former ambassador Tom Foley, who was the party's nominee for governor in 2010, and former Rep. Rob Simmons (R-Conn.), who lost a primary to McMahon last cycle.