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Richard Blumenthal to run for Christopher Dodd’s Senate seat
www.bostonherald.com ^ | Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | Associated Press

Posted on 01/06/2010 5:24:30 AM PST by GOPsterinMA

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he will seek to succeed fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd in the U.S. Senate.

Blumenthal tells The Associated Press that he will announce his candidacy at noon Wednesday at Democratic headquarters in Hartford.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; 2010election; 2010midterms; blumenthal; corruption; ct2010; democrats; dodd; elections; ussenate
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1 posted on 01/06/2010 5:24:32 AM PST by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

Dems will probably win this seat
bummer


2 posted on 01/06/2010 5:28:33 AM PST by DM1
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To: GOPsterinMA
Time for the Op research. Wonder if as AG his office turned away requests for investigations into Dodd’s financial dealings.
3 posted on 01/06/2010 5:28:34 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Another disgusting piece of human debris.


4 posted on 01/06/2010 5:29:23 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Who is running for the GOP? Are they a credible candidate? We have Feingold up for re-election in November, and he is vulnerable, but so far no credible candidate has stepped forward to challenge him.


5 posted on 01/06/2010 5:29:30 AM PST by Trust but Verify
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To: Carley

Another from the Schumer,Spitzer school of class.


6 posted on 01/06/2010 5:32:01 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

Yes, it sucks that Dodd is retiring, but this guy’s weak. Watch him here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goNw7cu1G3g


7 posted on 01/06/2010 5:33:00 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Here is Glenn Beck destroying Blumenthal over his prosecuting AIG execs for taling a bonus...

“Sir, what law did they break that allows you to go after them?”

Well, they (AIG execs) were undeserving of the bonuses.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxVi1EzUmMI&feature=related


8 posted on 01/06/2010 5:35:00 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

20 years as AG? Definition of “hack”.


9 posted on 01/06/2010 5:35:58 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Here's a question: Why is Blumenthal refusing to answer whether or not he's been in talks with the White House about his run...?

Inquiring minds want to know :)

10 posted on 01/06/2010 5:36:19 AM PST by mewzilla (Rick Santelli for Man of the Year!)
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To: Trust but Verify

I think an Iraq veteran is also thinking of running on the Republican ticket. I recall hearing an interview with him on talk radio last month. I’m going to check further.


11 posted on 01/06/2010 5:39:19 AM PST by jersey117
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To: GOPsterinMA

I am kind of wondering if the Dems are doing this strategically and paying these guys when they leave office $$$?

I think this is why they have been getting all over Rasmussen because their internal polls look just like this.

I hope Dodd eventually goes to jail.


12 posted on 01/06/2010 5:39:55 AM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: mewzilla

How many liberal Jews do we need in the senate anywaw? They are massively over represented. Isn’t it time for them to move aside so that blacks and Latinos can represent themselves?


13 posted on 01/06/2010 5:41:00 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: GOPsterinMA

Boy, that was fast - and the good citizens of CT have another opportunity to screw the rest of us with Blummie - just one more vote for the dims - and the good citizens of CT will continue to be CHUMPS!


14 posted on 01/06/2010 5:42:52 AM PST by matginzac
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To: truthandlife
This is looking like a political version of this...

After the hearing, Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) visits Frank in custody. Hagen tells Frank that he did the right thing by recanting, and that if he accepts responsibility for turning on the Corleone family, Frank's own family will always be taken care of. He thanks Hagen, returns to his room, and commits suicide by slitting his wrists while taking a bath.
Godfather II

15 posted on 01/06/2010 5:42:52 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: Jack Black
FWIW, I think it's very interesting that Blumenthal's unwilling to be upfront about the admin's involvement in this.

On the surface it's understandable since the White House has a dog in the hunt.

So why is Blumenthal refusing to discuss it? There's something there, all right...

I hope someone digs into that.

16 posted on 01/06/2010 5:44:44 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Former MSM Viewer

oh wow, that’s the same guy?

I remember that episode of G. Beck!

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

The guy is toast. They’ll make a campaign commercial of that performance.

hahahaha


17 posted on 01/06/2010 5:45:19 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: mewzilla

Inquiring minds could probably bet 80% of their next pay check that this is all a BIG set-up - and the voters in CT have been conned - and are sheepling their way to another libtard dim senator...dopes.


18 posted on 01/06/2010 5:46:12 AM PST by matginzac
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To: mewzilla; Impy; nutmeg; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; ExTexasRedhead
The WH is running the show, as if there is any doubt about that.

Even so, Blumenthal is a stiff and a hack. Running him still may not keep the seat Rat. I wouldn't be surprised if Blumenthal says there are “issues” he has with ObamaCare.

Watch for that trick: The kamikaze/sure loser Rats will vote for ObamaCare, while their WH handpicked replacements “question” it, making them look “moderate”.

The special election here in MA on January 19 will tell us a lot.

19 posted on 01/06/2010 5:47:17 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
The WH is running the show, as if there is any doubt about that.

You're right.

So why is Blumenthal refusing to discuss the obvious?

That's the question.

20 posted on 01/06/2010 5:49:34 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: GOPsterinMA

Blumenthal is Dodd lite.


21 posted on 01/06/2010 5:49:55 AM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: mewzilla
I hope someone digs into that.

If the RNC decides to grow a set (LOL!!!Yeah! Right!) they could do the digging,with the help of some really strategically-placed operatives. Play the Dems game if the pubs wanna win.
Alas,they're too candy-assed to do much of anything.
22 posted on 01/06/2010 5:50:08 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: GOPsterinMA

And since my curiosity bump is itching big time this morning, how many House seats is MA fixing to lose after the next census? Anyone making any predictions?


23 posted on 01/06/2010 5:50:56 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: DM1

With the mood as angry as it is, all bets are off. Who would have ever thought that Corzine would have gone down in ultra-lib NJ? Yet, he did,.

Lieberman has shown that there are enough independents in CT to sway the vote. If those indies are ticked off enough, this may go GOP.

The mood is extremely anti-incumbent. A sitting AG is close enough to being an incumbent that it’s a disadvantage. If the GOP can run a real outsider, that will be a big plus.


24 posted on 01/06/2010 5:51:15 AM PST by randita (Chains you can bereave in.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Some still wonder if Dodd actually made any payments on the sweetheart Countrywide mortgage and believe the issue was raised to prove the deal was ok even though with no payments, it was a gift and a bribe


25 posted on 01/06/2010 5:51:25 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . What ever I do is what shall bean the production line than to operate the equipm)
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To: gimme1ibertee

The GOP can go to Hades with my blessing :)


26 posted on 01/06/2010 5:51:46 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla

Hopefully...ALL OF THEM!!!


27 posted on 01/06/2010 5:52:35 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: truthandlife
I am kind of wondering if the Dems are doing this strategically and paying these guys when they leave office $$$?

Yeah - this is a double-edge sword. The ones retiring can vote without having to even pretend about what the voters want and the fresh faces may soften the anti-incumbent wave in November.
28 posted on 01/06/2010 5:53:01 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Trust but Verify
Peter Schiff is running for Senator. He is a well established economist who has been the subject of a few heated debate threads on this forum.

http://schiffforsenate.com/

29 posted on 01/06/2010 5:54:18 AM PST by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: Daisyjane69

Should be toast. Unfortunately the Pubbie options aren’t too compelling:

Simmons, the former Rep, is pretty tepid but supposedly the frontrunner.

McMahon, the wrestling promoter, has big bucks that she is spending freely, but she’s been a Democrat donor and may not be much of a Republican at all.

Schiff, who is the natural FR favorite, explained in a recent video how he’s running part-time in his free time because he has a job to hold down at his own money-management firm. Perhaps he’d taper off his day job if he won the primary? The seat? Either way, his polling seems to reflect his commitment.


30 posted on 01/06/2010 5:54:54 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: GOPsterinMA
Now don't say that :)

I live in Upstate NY. We're fixing to lose at least one. My bet's on two. It looks like a ghost town in these parts. But while the population's declining, the taxes ain't. Sigh. Well, here's hoping MA and CT are fed up.

31 posted on 01/06/2010 5:55:18 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: randita

oh it is possible that the GOP could pick this up but i dont think it is likely. this Blumenthal guy i guess is almost as popular as their Governor Jodi Rell so if i were rating the race i would say Leans Dem though as you say the mood could be so poisonous to anyone with a D next to their name is toast. time will tell


32 posted on 01/06/2010 5:57:49 AM PST by DM1
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To: mewzilla

One, I believe.


33 posted on 01/06/2010 5:58:07 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: GOPsterinMA

This was predicatble. The Dems weren’t going to let this seat go Red. Is Blumenthal going to wait until Dodd does his “Crying News Conference” before his announcement?


34 posted on 01/06/2010 5:59:21 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Odds are against the GOP picking this seat up. But Dorgan’s seat, on the other hand, should be relatively easy to win.


35 posted on 01/06/2010 6:00:09 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: mewzilla

“Now don’t say that :)”

Honestly, of the 10 US Reps, there is only 1 (Steve Lynch) that I might piss on if he was on fire. The rest are just...inane.

That’s the problem, people leave, the taxes don’t. And the more hacks and hacks and relatives of hacks that are “employed” need to be supported. Especially after they put in their years, retire and relocated to another state, like FL or AZ.


36 posted on 01/06/2010 6:02:17 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Still voting with their feet.

No wonder the census department got over 300 mil, eh?

That a lot of numbers to gin up.

37 posted on 01/06/2010 6:02:30 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: GOPsterinMA

I have lived in Connecticut all my life, so I have a feel for the territory.

Blumenthal will win. Why??

Cause there are people in this state who worship him like he was a god. If you had a consumer complaint, he would personally take calls and handle the problem. People really liked that. It made him a legend. That’s why he’s been the AG of CT for so long.

Dodd would have been a piece of cake to beat, but bit Blumenthal.


38 posted on 01/06/2010 6:02:34 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: 9YearLurker

If I were Peter Schiff...upon hearing the news today...I would appoint an acolyte to manage (day to day) EuroPac. He can still be updated and give advice in the evening.

And I’d put my foot on the gas and GO. He is the one candidate that has the proper background for the time we’re in..right now.

People are nervous about the economy, the currency, their pensions, etc. He has a chance to be the man of the hour.

Let’s see if he’s got any stones.


39 posted on 01/06/2010 6:03:39 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: KosmicKitty

SB but NOT Blumenthal

KK <-—— Posting with out coffee, BAD!!!


40 posted on 01/06/2010 6:06:08 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Liz; STARWISE; hoosiermama; Protect the Bill of Rights; onyx

Blumenthal requires some vetting.

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THE CROWN PRINCE - THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE OF DICK BLUMENTHAL
Hartford Courant, The (CT) - Sunday, October 3, 2004
Author: Elizabeth Hamilton, Elizabeth Hamilton has been a reporter in Connecticut for 15 years and is now assigned to The Courant’s investigations team.

EXCERPT

Take their home, for example.

It requires a good bit of effort to find out how much they paid for it or, for that matter, what it even looks like. Search the land records in Greenwich Town Hall and you won’t find the Blumenthal name anywhere.

The 5,608-square-foot house, with a market value of $2.5 million in 2001, was transferred for $1 and ``other considerations’’ to the ``John and Abigail Trust,’’ named by his wife, Blumenthal said, after the second president and his wife.

``[Cynthia] didn’t want it to be reported that the attorney general bought a house on such and such a street,’’ Blumenthal said, adding that they own their home.

Given Blumenthal’s financial disclosure statement, it would be implausible that they wouldn’t. The statement lists 13 trust funds held in either his wife’s or children’s names, and one blind trust held jointly by him and his wife.

Cynthia Blumenthal is the daughter of Peter Malkin, a Greenwich real estate mogul who heads the investor group that owns the Empire State Building and other Manhattan properties. She and her children owned partnership interests in 30 real estate ventures, including the Empire State Building, according to the 2002 disclosure.


41 posted on 01/06/2010 6:07:25 AM PST by maggief
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To: GOPsterinMA

Rahm’s choice.


42 posted on 01/06/2010 6:08:05 AM PST by rod1
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To: GOPsterinMA

Just a snake shedding its skin.


43 posted on 01/06/2010 6:08:49 AM PST by behzinlea
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To: Daisyjane69

Unfortunately Dodd’s departure increases the challenge, so I’m afraid it may have the opposite effect.

I’m not sure that Schiff is cut out for politics anyway. He’s got almost a perpetual sneer in going after the economic stupidity of his foils, not sure he’s used to pulling out the charm.


44 posted on 01/06/2010 6:08:58 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Trust but Verify
Who is running for the GOP?

Former Congressman Rob Simmons, WWE Founder Linda McMahon, and President of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff.

45 posted on 01/06/2010 6:10:11 AM PST by NeoCaveman (you betcha)
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To: Non-Sequitur

With Hoven running for Dorgan’s seat-Hoven wins with at least 65% of the vote.


46 posted on 01/06/2010 6:12:25 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: maggief

GREAT information!!!!!! Opposition research.


47 posted on 01/06/2010 6:15:11 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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RICHARD BLUMENTHAL GOES TOO FAR
Hartford Courant, The (CT) - Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Author: John Lott John Lott is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, and an unofficial adviser to Martha Dean, a Republican running for state attorney general.
In just 12 years, under state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal ‘s desire to increase his authority, his office has ballooned in size, more than doubling its budget from $13 million to almost $27 million and increasing the number of cases completed by 65 percent.

Yet despite this growth, Blumenthal has gone so far into actions previously reserved for other parts of the government that he often neglects the real duties of his job.

On Aug. 9, the Connecticut Supreme Court checked Blumenthal for overstepping his authority. The court unanimously ruled that Blumenthal’s jurisdiction is largely limited by state statute to representing state agencies and officials in lawsuits brought by or against them, although the attorney general had claimed broader powers.

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The grab for power sometimes crosses ethical lines. Two of the law firms that Blumenthal contracted with to sue the tobacco companies were run separately by his former law partner and his partner’s wife. Blumenthal’s defenders claim that other law firms simply didn’t want the job. In a Connecticut Law Tribune article, however, a few lawyers disagreed, one complaining that ``we didn’t ever get a meeting’’ with the attorney general’s office and another sayin that his firm wasn’t included despite agreeing to the state’s contractual terms. Blumenthal’s former partner, David Golub, acknowledged, ``I know how it `looks’ — he’s my former partner ...’’

Yet, whatever the concerns about Blumenthal giving a contract to a former partner, where did he get the authority at the time the contracts were negotiated to commit the state to pay private attorneys a sum then estimated to be more than $250 million?

(snip)


48 posted on 01/06/2010 6:29:20 AM PST by maggief
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To: GOPsterinMA; stowaway; jjm2111; Mrs.LoneGOPinCT; underbyte; badbackman; Bigfitz; mcswan; ...
Watch for that trick: The kamikaze/sure loser Rats will vote for ObamaCare, while their WH handpicked replacements “question” it, making them look “moderate”.

Well, we have to wait and see if he actually joins the lawsuits against the bill. If he does he has a pretty good chance. If he doesn't that could be used against him.

Conn. considering lawsuit if Nebraska gets money

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:47:52 PM · by raybbr · 23 replies · 514+ views
New Haven Register ^ | 12/23/2009 | N/A
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has asked the state attorney general to sue the federal government if Nebraska receives extra Medicaid money in the final version of federal health care reform legislation.

49 posted on 01/06/2010 6:42:42 AM PST by raybbr
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; raybbr; Liz; nutmeg; STARWISE; Bahbah; LucyT; SE Mom; ...

Between your #41 and this #48 of your, maggief, Blumental already looks slimely.

He couldn’t even wait for Dodd to formally announce his retirement!!


50 posted on 01/06/2010 6:47:35 AM PST by onyx
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