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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; Personnel; Seapower); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security - Ranking Member; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Judiciary (Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights; Immigration and the National Interest; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts); 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


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


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