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  WWE's McMahon Wins Bid For School Board
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News DateThursday, February 26, 2009 09:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionDespite objections from 45 lawmakers, an executive with the company that runs professional wrestling was approved Wednesday by the state House of Representatives for a seat on the 11-member state board of education.

Linda E. McMahon, who oversees the World Wrestling Entertainment empire with her well-known husband, Vince, had raised controversy among some at the state Capitol who questioned the violence and sex appeal of the televised turnbuckle melodramas that are played out in arenas and on TV screens across America.

By a vote of 96 to 45, the House approved the nomination that had been made by Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell.

Rep. Shawn T. Johnston, a Thompson Democrat, said that professional wrestling has changed sharply from decades ago and is now featuring "very beautiful, scantily clad women'' who are often engaged in pillow fights and other contests that he said are not in the best interests of children.
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