NORWALK - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon kicked off her statewide tour today by visiting businesses in southwestern Connecticut.

McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, toured four businesses in Milford and Norwalk.

She talked with business owners and employees on her plan to reduce unemployment in the state and the nation.

McMahon will continue her tour across the state over the next two days.

She is looking to succeed Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), who is retiring at the end of his term.

Linda McMahon planning Senate campaign