Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) CEO and Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon has joined the Twitterverse and will tweet under the handle @LindaforSenate.
McMahon joins a field of Republican candidates in Connecticut vying for Sen. Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) seat in 2010. The wrestling exec has 170 Twitter followers and first posted this morning. It is unclear whether or not McMahon will tweet herself.
Here is her first tweet:
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be a candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut. Stay tuned. More to come...
McMahon officially declared her candidacy today and stepped down as the head of WWE. The Hill reported that McMahon would run on Monday. She will face primary front-runner and former Rep. Rob Simmons, former ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley, state Sen. Steve Caligiuiri. Investment banker Peter Schiff has also raised over $1 million for his exploratory committee.
The wife of WWE chairman Vince McMahon will likely self-fund for the most part and accept small contributions from donors.