Can Democrats Pass President's Jobs Bill in Pieces?
GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon sounds off
- Duration 4:17
- Date Oct 24, 2011
GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon sounds off
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Our last year former CEO of world wrestling and -- McMahon ran a very tight race for Connecticut's senate seat she ended up losing to Richard Blumenthal -- She's now giving it another go planning to run for Joseph Lieberman's empty seat in fact.
She just met.
With that senator.
And Linda McMahon my guest right now.
Good morning to you point -- so let's start with you that you had a meeting with Joseph Lieberman he's an independent in Connecticut He is not running for re election.
How important would it be for you.
To get senator Lieberman's endorsement.
I -- -- to have his endorsement action we met several months ago.
I'm not just recently because actually talk to him about -- foreign policy.
-- Jews and Israel I was very interesting to sit and spend about an hour just chatting with him kind of an information -- enjoyed it very much.
So obviously it was Lieberman getting out of the way for you to say hey now I can have another shot at trying to run -- -- what else was in your mind about why you want to give it another go.
Let's say the president on -- better off the same -- -- propelled me into the race before.
In our debt our deficit the fact that my six so grandchildren so we have four when I first started the race and go ahead six I want them to have the opportunity to live the American dream that their grandfather and I ahead.
But we're handing them.
You know an economy and a lifestyle they're going to be paying for our debt -- for years and years to come if we don't change.
I mentioned in the introduction that you ran a very close race to Dick Blumenthal of the Democrat in Connecticut He ended up winning.
And the exit polls showed that you did not fare as well with women three out of five women.
Voted for Blumenthal you've decided now to make this a centerpiece.
Of your new election bid.
What are you doing.
Well I'm really touring the state -- And two women's groups and when women get to know me they really understand that I am.
You know I'm one of them have walked in their issues have been a working mom a stay at home mom -- built a business and women are concerned about the same issues.
That everyone is concerned with -- concerned.
About jobs they're concerned about whether or not they're gonna lose their -- their husband might lose his job -- kids and graduated from school aren't going to be able to find a job they've moved back home.
So women's issues are are very much -- in line with all of the economic issues they want jobs and with the economy to turn around they want the prices of food.
Not to skyrocket or gasoline so they're really.
Topics that are on the minds of everyone else to -- economy you know -- -- thinking to me was also looking at some of those exit polls some of the women couldn't get past -- being an executive for.
Because I guess they equated that to some sort of a violent.
I mean how.
You're you're very successful woman I would think -- that would be a plus but how do you get away from the association with violence.
I think you know Debbie -- about entertainment news women they're really do gets -- -- know me as I said they they understand.
You know that I shared the very same issues that they do and it in there clearly is one of them.
-- -- waging into the political waters again as far as writing op Ed -- Britain one about the super committee and a huge job that they haven't from them.
To try and cut one point two trillion.
In debt by November 23 what are your suggestions to them.
I can't tell you my whole issue relative to the -- committee was the fact that the professional politicians in Washington just we're getting the job done.
They weren't getting the budget they weren't cutting costs and so now we have a separate committee that if they don't get these are these cuts made.
We're going to then have this arbitrary cut across the board which really impacts I believe.
Our national defense is gonna cut -- half of those cuts disposed -- out of the Defense Department which really impacts my state of Connecticut.
And potentially puts at risk a 40000 jobs.
So what do you believe to be the number one issue for you in the state of Connecticut is it creating jobs.
It's the same in Connecticut that is -- country it is putting people back to work.
There this morning over a 160000.
People woke up from my stay with that job.
-- they're worried.
Because they don't know -- more cuts are coming and those that are in business are afraid to hire to same story you're hearing it's regulation it's taxes it's been certainty.
So entrepreneurs aren't willing to take risks.
And we need to put people back to worked -- Linda McMahon is willing to take another risk has she's going to be going for senate in the state of Connecticut for children in secret to -- -- thank you come.