Linda Marie Edwards-McMahon (born October 4, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina) is the Republican nominee for United States Senate in Connecticut during the 2010 Midterm Elections. She served as Chief Executive Officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, where the company grew from a 13-person operation to a global enterprise with over 500 employees. In 2009, she was appointed by Governor Jodi Rell to serve on the Connecticut Board of Education. While she is a fiscal conservative, she takes the RINO/liberal position on abortion.She has also stated that she is in favor of repealing DOMA with regard to federal benefits, but would like to see states make their own decisions with regard to the definition of marriage. She has an extensive list of followers online in social media and a page full of endorsements but the Tea Party Movement is noticeably absent.