In that statement, Guy Cecil, executive director of the DSCC, slammed McMahon as an out-of-touch businesswoman with little concern for the middle class.

"Linda McMahon is a greedy CEO who made millions marketing sex and violence to little kids, all at the expense of the health and safety of her own employees. If her business record wasn’t bad enough, her support for the reckless Romney-Ryan agenda that would essentially end Medicare in order to give billionaires more tax cuts would be devastating for Connecticut’s middle-class," he said.

McMahon was the 2010 GOP nominee and lost that election to now-Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).