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  Blumenthal, Richard
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NameRichard Blumenthal
Address145 Clapboard Ridge Road
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831, United States
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Born February 13, 1946 (73 years)
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Tags Jewish - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Protectionist - Married - U.S. Marine Corps - Judaism - Straight -
InfoSworn in on January 5, 2011, Richard Blumenthal is serving his first term as a United States Senator from the State of Connecticut.

Senator Blumenthal served an unprecedented five terms as Connecticut’s Attorney General, fighting for people against large and powerful special interests. His aggressive law enforcement for consumer protection, environmental stewardship, labor rights, and personal privacy has helped reshape the role of state attorneys general nationwide, and resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars for Connecticut taxpayers and consumers each year.

A key player in the national fight against Big Tobacco, he helped bring an end to deceptive marketing aimed at children – a victory significantly lowering youth smoking rates, and compelling a multi-billion dollar settlement for Connecticut taxpayers. He also helped lead a coalition of all 50 states that culminated in historic agreements with social networking sites to better protect children from Internet predators.

As Attorney General, he advocated for reforms in the health insurance industry to assure critical health care coverage and lower pharmaceutical drug prices. He has worked relentlessly to eradicate corruption in state government and make state contracting accountable, fair, honest, and transparent.

His vigorous investigation and legal action against insurance industry abuses has successfully forced financial restitution and reform, compelled greater disclosure by insurers and brokers to consumers, and recovered millions of dollars for the state, municipalities, and individuals. He has successfully fought unfair utility rate charges, air pollution causing acid rain, general environmental wrongdoing, as well as a wide array of consumer scams and frauds.

Senator Blumenthal has personally argued several major cases in court, including his successful effort to uphold the Connecticut sex offender registry in the Supreme Court. He has fought and sued the federal government for failing to follow or enforce environmental laws and energy statutes, as well as imposing multimillion dollar unfunded mandates on local taxpayers under the No Child Left Behind Act.

From 1977 to 1981, Senator Blumenthal served as a U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, prosecuting drug trafficking, organized and white collar crime, civil rights violations, consumer fraud, and environmental pollution. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987, and the Connecticut State Senate from 1987 to 1990. As a volunteer attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Senator Blumenthal saved the life of an innocent, wrongly convicted death row inmate who came within hours of execution.

Prior to his position as U.S. Attorney, Senator Blumenthal also served as Administrative Assistant to U.S. Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff, aide to former U.S. Senator Daniel P. Moynihan when Moynihan was Assistant to the President of the United States, and law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.

Senator Blumenthal graduated from Harvard College (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), and Yale Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. From 1970 to 1976 he served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.

Senator Blumenthal lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife, Cynthia, and their four children.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/30/2018-11/01/2018 Gravis Marketing 54.00% ( 2.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 2.0)
08/24/2018-08/27/2018 Gravis Marketing 52.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 58.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/07/2015-10/11/2015 Quinnipiac University 62.00% ( 2.0) 31.00% ( 5.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
03/06/2015-03/09/2015 Quinnipiac University 64.00% ( 3.0) 26.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 4.0)
10/02/2014-10/05/2014 Public Policy Polling 49.00% ( 3.0) 36.00% ( 2.0) 15.00% ( 1.0)
08/22/2012-08/26/2012 Quinnipiac University 61.00% ( 0.0) 24.00% ( 1.0) 15.00% ( 1.0)
05/29/2012-06/03/2012 Quinnipiac University 61.00% ( 3.0) 25.00% ( 2.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
03/14/2012-03/19/2012 Quinnipiac University 64.00% ( 15.0) 23.00% ( 2.0) 14.00% ( 12.0)
09/22/2011-09/25/2011 Public Policy Polling 52.00% ( 1.0) 34.00% ( 2.0) 14.00% ( 2.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/07/2015-10/11/2015 Quinnipiac University 61.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 26, 2011 02:00pm Statement Senator: Sony playing games with PlayStation outage  Article Jason 
Jan 31, 2011 09:00pm Amusing Tardy senator (Richard Blumenthal) draws dressing-down  Article Scott³ 
Jul 22, 2010 11:10pm General Rape, nude zombies, and torture? Connecticut AG backs game law  Article Penguin 
Jul 22, 2010 11:00pm General Peeing, vomit, nude zombies: Ars finds them, backs up Blumenthal  Article Penguin 

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FAMILY
Son Matt Blumenthal 1986-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/08/2016 CT US Senate Won 63.19% (+28.57%)
  08/09/2016 CT US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Veterans' Affairs Chairman Lost 46.67% (-6.67%)
  11/06/2012 Armed Services Committee Seat 10 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Commerce Committee Seat 12 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 CT US Senate Won 55.15% (+11.94%)
  08/10/2010 CT US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 CT Attorney General Won 74.08% (+49.83%)
  11/05/2002 CT Attorney General Won 65.65% (+31.30%)
  11/03/1998 CT Attorney General Won 68.55% (+37.91%)
  11/08/1994 CT Attorney General Won 66.34% (+32.69%)
  11/06/1990 CT Attorney General Won 59.18% (+18.35%)
  11/08/1988 CT State Senate 27 Won 65.88% (+31.76%)
  11/04/1986 CT State House 145 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1984 CT State House 145 Won 68.18% (+36.35%)
  01/20/1977 US Attorney - CT District Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury - Dec 11, 2018 R Justin George Muzinich
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to the Holy See - Oct 16, 2017 NPA Reject
US Trade Representative - May 11, 2017 NPA Reject
US Deputy Attorney General - Apr 25, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Agriculture - Apr 24, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Homeland Security - Jan 20, 2017 NPA Reject
US Commissioner of Food & Drugs - Feb 24, 2016 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Chris Murphy
Constitutional Convention - Nov 04, 2008 NO No
CT US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 I Joe Lieberman
CT Governor - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 D Dan Malloy