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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

Senator (2nd term)

Democrat



Biography

Political Highlights: U.S. attorney for Conn., 1977-81; Conn. House, 1984-87; Conn. Senate, 1987-91; Conn. attorney general, 1991-2011
Born: February 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
Elected: 2010
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Cybersecurity; 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; Border Security and Immigration; Constitution - Ranking Member; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts); Veterans' Affairs; Special Aging
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 32nd ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 82,371 followers
State Clout: Connecticut is 31st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

2010 Election Results

Candidate

Richard Blumenthal (D, WFM)
Linda McMahon (R)
Warren Mosler (I)
John Mertens (CFL)

Votes

636,040
498,341
11,275
6,735

%

55.2%
43.2%
1.0%
0.6%