Linda McMahon has responded to Chris Dodd's comments about her in his announcement that he was entering the US Senate race in Connecticut. Dodd said in the announcement today that he was running on a sense of urgency to fix the government and said of Linda, "We can't afford to send someone to the U.S. Senate...who is inexperienced."

In response, Linda's Communications Director Erin Isaac said, "For nearly 20 years, Chris Shays represented the people of Connecticut's 4th district in the United States Congress. But, in 2012, we need to elect people committed to changing not only the negative political culture, but the ineffective way Washington does business. Linda comes from the business world. She has known failure and success and will take a different perspective to Washington – a perspective desperately needed."