Election 2012

McMahons' Bankruptcy Records Probed in Senate Race

Owed $1 million to more than two dozen creditors


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."