Linda McMahon Has Some Talent Working For Her

Another note about WWE CEO Linda McMahon's Senate candidacy: while it's easy to overlook the seriousness of McMahon's primary bid, she's got some upper echelon political talent working for her. The team includes: Mike Slanker, political director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2008 election cycle; Ed Patru, former spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee who most recently, during the '08 campaign, handled communications for the now-defunct group Freedom's Watch; Scott Howell, a media specialist who has cut TV ads for President Bush and numerous GOP Senate and congressional campaigns; and pollster Hans Kaiser.

So while former Rep. Rob Simmons is the frontrunner in the now-four-way GOP primary that also includes former ambassador Tom Foley and state Sen. Sam Caliguri, the self-funding McMahon has a serious team in place.

And if you're wondering whether McMahon will have pro wrestlers campaign for her--another advantage she might enjoy, on top of her person wealth to self-fund--the campaign says that decision hasn't yet been made.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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