Election 2012

McMahons' Bankruptcy Records Probed in Senate Race

Owed $1 million to more than two dozen creditors

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As the two candidates for U.S. Senate spar over who was more irresponsible with their personal finances, new bankruptcy documents have emerged detailing the roughly $1 million Republican Linda McMahon and her husband, Vince, owed to more than two dozen creditors.

And at least one of those—a 96-year-old former ad man reached by Hearst Newspapers Wednesday—is still smarting over the $4,100 he was never paid for advertising and public relations work.

"It didn't end well," said Gerard Langeler, a former Woodbridge resident living in New Hampshire. "I did my best to forget it."