Under the Dome

New Bern native, ECU grad drops $97 million on two losing Senate bids

One of the biggest losers on Tuesday was Eastern North Carolina native Linda E. McMahan who spent $97 million losing to Senate races in Connecticut.

McMahan, 64, grew up Linda Edward in New Bern and graduated from East Carolina University, later making a fortune with her husband promoting professional wrestling.

She lost to Democratic Congressman Christopher Murphy on Tuesday after losing in 2010 to Democrat Richard Blumenthal.

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