Conn.: Voters should ditch WWE garb at the polls

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Associated Press

Posted on October 22, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 22 at 3:01 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Local election officials in Connecticut are being told they can ask people wearing World Wrestling Entertainment garb to cover that up while voting.

A spokesman for the secretary of the state's office says that's because Republican Senate candidate Linda McMahon is so closely associated with WWE, which she left to run for office.

State law prevents political advertising within 75 feet of the polls.

The story was first reported Friday by the Hartford Courant and WTIC-TV.

Spokesman Av Harris says enforcement will be left up to officials at the polls. He says a similar policy was put in place in California, where voters were advised not to wear "Terminator" garb, while Arnold Schwarzenegger was on the ballot.

The WWE had no immediate comment.

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