Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon resigned from her position on the Connecticut Board of Education today, citing a conflict between her BOE position and her Senate campaign in the state.
A new legal opinion from the BOE’s oversight board opinion imposed stricter rules on "political activity" a board member can engage in.
"As a candidate for the U.S. Senate, I frequently support, attend, and speak at political events that include fundraising activities," McMahon said in a statement to Connecticut governor Jodi M. Rell. "Although the opinion does not preclude a board member from running for public office, it does disallow them from engaging in many of the activities that are necessary to be a successful candidate."
McMahon was elected to the BOE last year while still WWE CEO after a drawn-out process where her candidacy was questioned in relation to her WWE background. The process set the stage for the same concerns to be brought up when she announced her candidacy for Senator last year.