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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

Political Highlights: U.S. attorney, 1977-81; Conn. House, 1984-87; Conn. Senate, 1987-91; Conn. attorney general, 1991-2011; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: Feb. 13, 1946; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Residence: Greenwich
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Cynthia Blumenthal; four children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1967; Cambridge U., attended 1967-68; Yale U., J.D. 1973
Military Service: Marine Corps Reserve, 1970-76
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland - Chairman; Personnel; Seapower); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine - Chairman); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights; Constitution, Civil Rights & Human Rights; Immigration, Refugees & Border Security); Veterans' Affairs; Special Aging

Election History
2010generalRichard Blumenthal (D, WFM) 636,04055.2
Linda McMahon (R) 498,34143.2
Warren Mosler (I) 11,2751.0
John Mertens (CFL) 6,7350.6
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: CT-A)
No race

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Connecticut is 31st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Sen. Richard Blumenthal has the 94th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.