The Federal Election Commission has ruled that Linda McMahon’s appearance in a WWE advertisement for the Make-a-Wish Foundation during her 2010 run for United States Senate violated elections law, Ryan J. Reilly reported today.
However, they are not going to do anything about it and ruled everything besides the Make-a-Wish Foundation ad was within elections law.
The Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee alleged that WWE illegally coordinated coporate in-kind contributions with the Linda McMahon for Senate campaign. One of the accusations had to do with WWE holding “Fan Appreciation Day” in Hartford, Connecticut three days before the election, however, “there was no specific reference to her name, her opponent’s name, or her candidacy.”
You can view the Make-a-Wish Foundation ad in violation embedded in the video below:
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