McMahon Finds A Kindred Spirit In Ivanka Trump

By Neil Vigdor
Connecticut Post, Bridgeport

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) SBA Chief Linda McMahon sat side-by-side with the first daughter and presidential adviser for a panel discussion to mark National Small Business Week. The pair discussed the work and motherhood balance, women’s entrepreneurship and the people that mentored them.

Connecticut Post, Bridgeport

Donald Trump isn’t the only CEO to be vexed by Washington’s learning curve.

During a joint appearance Monday with Ivanka Trump in the nation’s capital, Linda McMahon acknowledged it’s been an adjustment since taking over as the head of the Small Business Administration.

It’s not the WWE. That’s for sure.

“But then we’ve got this thing called the government,” McMahon said. “Those rules and regulations are the ones that I’m really trying to absorb.”

McMahon sat side-by-side with the first daughter and presidential adviser for a panel discussion to mark National Small Business Week. The pair discussed the work and motherhood balance, women’s entrepreneurship and the people that mentored them.

“I have walked the walk and talked the talk, as has Ivanka,” said McMahon, the Greenwich wrestling mogul-turned-Cabinet member.

In contrast to her boss in the Oval Office, McMahon has avoided controversy and even curried favor among one-time critics during the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency.

“I think government does move at a difference pace,” Ivanka Trump said. “That tension is good.”

Boucher gauges support for statewide run

Women outnumber men in Connecticut, but you’d never know that from looking at the crowded field of statewide office hopefuls for 2018.

It’s dominated by men.

The latest entrant into the fray is about to buck that trend: Toni Boucher.

The Republican state senator from Wilton is expected to file exploratory papers this week with state elections enforcement that will allow Boucher to start raising money for a slate of top offices, including governor.

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