Connecticut - U.S. Senate

as of October 24

The Candidates

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Richard Blumenthal

  • Democrat
  • Birthdate: February 13, 1946
  • Residence: Greenwich, CT

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Linda McMahon

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: October 4, 1948
  • Residence: Greenwich, CT

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Previous Results

    Connecticut U.S. Senate (2004)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Chris Dodd DEM 945,347 66.4%
    Jack Orchulli REP 457,749 32.1%
    Timothy Knibbs CON 12,442 0.9%
    Leonard Rasch LIB 9,188 0.6%

    U.S. President: Connecticut (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Barack Obama DEM 997,772 60.6%
    John McCain REP 629,428 38.2%
    Ralph Nader IND 19,162 1.2%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 24, 2010

New Cook Political Report Rating

Lean-D (was Toss-up)

    New CQ - Roll Call Rating

    Lean-D (was Toss-up)

      Oct 5, 2010

      New CQ - Roll Call Rating

      Toss-up (was Lean-D)

        Sep 20, 2010

        New Cook Political Report Rating

        Toss-up (was Lean-D)

          Sep 9, 2010

          Blumenthal Favored In Race To Replace Connecticut's Dodd

          Chris Dodd (D), first elected in 1980, is retiring. Democrats are expected to keep this seat, but Dodd's retirement announcement is probably why; his numbers were atrocious for an assortment of reasons. Richard Blumenthal, the state attorney general, is the Democratic candidate to succeed him and remains favored to win, although he did experience problems over charges he misrepresented his military record. But the Republican nominee, Linda McMahon, has problems of her own. A multimillionaire who says she will spend what is necessary to win, McMahon has had to answer questions about her former role as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment in regards to the use of steroids by wrestlers she handled. -Ken Rudin

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