Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., used the possibility of former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon running for Congress to bring in bucks on Thursday.
â€œSheâ€™s baaaaaaaaack,â€ read the email from Himes, who warned his supporters that the two-time Senate candidate could try to â€œbuyâ€ a House seat.
Local news outlets report that McMahon has continued to stay involved in local GOP politics since losing two Senate races. Sheâ€™s scheduled to meet with top local party leadership this month, according to the Greenwich Time, and McMahon regularly updates her Facebook page for supporters. Connecticut Republicans have â€œquietly tried to gauge McMahonâ€™s interestâ€ in running for Himesâ€™ 4th District seat, a source told local reporters late last month.
But a McMahon spokeswoman said â€œshe has no plans to run for any office,â€ in response to an inquiry from CQ Roll Call about a future bid.
Such statements have not stopped Himes from fundraising off the possibility she might run against him.
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