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Will Linda McMahon Join Trump Administration?

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Over the next two months and change President-elect Donald Trump will be assembling his new administration, and he may turn to Connecticut to help fill some posts. Former WWE CEO and two-time senate candidate Linda McMahon is reportedly being considered to join the team of a man she’s known for a quarter century.

Sources say McMahon is on a list of potential nominees being studied by the Trump transition team, said to be for the Secretary of Commerce position, although McMahon also seems suited for the head of the Education Department.    She served on the state board of education under Governor Jodi Rell.

On Face the State  Sunday, McMahon told us the story of how she met Trump at a Rolling Stones concert a quarter century ago, how they later collaborated for WrestleMania, and why she supported him for president. McMahon also answered questions about some of Trump’s campaign controversies and about what kind of president she thinks he’ll be.

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Which led us to some questions of what McMahon would do if the newly elected president wanted to tap her for a job in Washington.  You can see her answers right here: http://www.wfsb.com/story/33691428/linda-mcmahon-says-shed-be-open-to-working-with-trump

What’s McMahon been doing since her senate run in 2012? She talked about that, too. Her new venture is Women’s Leadership Live http://womensleadershiplive.com/

As for politics, McMahon ruled out a run for governor in 2018, but did say she’ll help elect a Republican woman to the state’s highest office, and offered up two potential candidates: Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson and State Senator Toni Boucher. Other women mentioned as possible GOP gubernatorial candidates include House Minority Leader Themis Klarides and New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart.

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Also on the program, we met two new faces coming to the State Capitol. State Senator-elect George Logan and State Representative-elect Derek Slap shared their vision for the 2017 legislative session.

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Our flashback takes us back to 1994, when Donald Trump met with Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim to talk about a major development he wanted to build on Bridgeport Harbor called “Trump Park.”

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