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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Connecticut
  • Residence: Greenwich
  • Born: February 13, 1946; Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Wife, Cynthia Blumenthal; four children
  • Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1967 (political science); Cambridge U., attended 1967-68; Yale U., J.D. 1973
  • Military Service: Marine Corps Reserve 1970-76
  • 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
  • Elected: Elected: 2010 (1st term); Defeated Linda McMahon, R, to succeed Christopher J. Dodd, D, who retired
  • 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
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State Information: Connecticut

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Richard Blumenthal (D, WFM) 636,040 55.2%
Linda McMahon (R) 498,341 43.2%
Warren Mosler (I) 11,275 1%
John Mertens (CFL) 6,735 0.6%
2004 general Christopher Dodd (D) 945,347 66.4%
Jack Orchulli (R) 457,749 32.1%
Timothy Knibbs (CC) 12,442 0.9%
Leonard Rasch (LIBERT) 9,188 0.6%
1998 general Christopher J. Dodd (D) 628,306 65.2%
Gary A. Franks (R) 312,177 32.4%
William Kozak (CC) 12,261 1.3%
Lois A. Grasso (TLC) 6,517 0.7%
Wildey J. Moore (LIBERT) 5,196 0.5%
1992 general Christopher J. Dodd (D, ACP) 882,569 58.8%
Brook Johnson (R) 572,036 38.1%
Richard D. Gregory (CC) 35,315 2.4%
Howard A. Grayson Jr. (LIBERT) 10,741 0.7%
1986 general Christopher J. Dodd (D) 632,695 65%
Roger W. Eddy (R) 340,438 35%
1980 general Christopher J. Dodd (D) 763,969 56%
James L. Buckley (R) 581,884 43%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 60.59% John McCain: 38.22%
2012 : 58.06% : 40.73%
2004 John Kerry: 54% George W. Bush: 44%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 38%
1996 Bill Clinton: 52% Robert Dole: 35%
1992 Bill Clinton: 42% George H. W. Bush: 36%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 47% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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