Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal to Run for Dodd’s Seat

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, center, state Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, right,  and state Rep. Ryan Barry, D-Manchester, left, discuss their talks with American International Group Inc. regarding legislative subpoenas to former and current AIG employees during a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. , Tuesday, March 24, 2009.

Connecticut’s popular “Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said on Wednesday that he intends to run for Christopher Dodd’s seat in the U.S. Senate, boosting the chances of Democrats retaining the seat in November,” Reuters reports.

Blumenthal, 63, told financial news channel CNBC that he will officially announce later on Wednesday his pursuit of fellow Democrat Dodd’s seat.

A press conference is slated for 2:30 p.m. EST at state Democratic party headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut.

Blumenthal has been Connecticut’s top law enforcement official since 1990, serving five terms in that office, and previously served in the state’s legislature.

(credit image – associated press)

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