Persistent rumors that Linda McMahon is planning a run for Congress — despite her insistence that she’s not seeking elective office — were stoked again Friday when Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus revealed he met with the former wrestling CEO.
Priebus’ remarks came on “Morning Joe” in response to his predeccesor Michael Steele’s claim that he could take him in a cage match.
That was all 4th District Democrat Jim Himes needed to crank out another fundraising solicitation based on a hypothetical contests against McMahon.
“I hate to flood your inbox, but I wanted to make sure you saw the email that I sent yesterday,” Himes wrote. “Despite whatever her spokesperson said, Linda McMahon is clearly thinking about running for Congress. RNC chair Reince Priebus let is slip this morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he met with McMahon yesterday.
“Former candidates don’t meet with national party leaders unless they’re seriously considering a run,” Himes added.