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AG Blumenthal in Connecticut is not campaigning too good……

The Dog has watched  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s numbers drop from around 30% above the party insider Republican challenger  Simmons…….to 14% now.………enough to win..but no longer looking like a blow out…..

He’s till 26% ahead of the GOP challenger Linda McMahon…Who will….. in almost all likelihood be the GOP  choice to run against him…..

In a eerie Massachusetts’ senate race echo..The sure winner is not doing to good…..

Only Blumenthal has time to get better….

……We hope…..

Richard Blumenthal’s campaign for the Senate was supposed to be a glide. Nothing and no one could stop him.

As the Connecticut attorney general, Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat, had been sticking up for consumers and middle-class families for 20 years, with widely embraced crusades against easily demonized foes: pedophiles, used-car dealers, utility companies and, even here in the insurance capital of the world, insurers.

No politician in the state had anything close to Mr. Blumenthal’s popularity. So when he jumped into the race to succeed Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrats in Washington immediately crossed the seat off their list of ones to worry about.

But signs of trouble have quickly emerged.

Mr. Blumenthal flopped in his first televised debate against an obscure primary opponent, and he is ruling out any possibility of a rematch.

He appears almost incapable of offering concise answers to even the most predictable questions, like why he is running for the Senate.

And his reliance on prosecutorial parlance and legal arcana has raised unflattering comparisons to another attorney general in a Senate race who seemed a sure winner only to lose in spectacular fashion. Some Democrats are calling him “Martha Coakley in pants,” referring to the candidate who lost the Massachusetts Senate election in January.

“He’s getting into very much unscripted territory, which is not something he’s used to,” said Peter G. Kelly, a Hartford lawyer and Democratic elder statesman who once was the party’s national finance chairman.

Mr. Kelly said years of one-sided news conferences had left the attorney general unaccustomed to challenge.

“He’s got to be able to take attacks, deal with them appropriately and hand them back,” Mr. Kelly said. “He’s not really been tested at that.”

Nationally, Democrats still express confidence about holding on to the seat, and polls show that Mr. Blumenthal, 64, has a prohibitive lead against all comers.

But the Democrats admit to some nervousness, in part because of the Republican he is most likely to confront next fall: the professional-wrestling impresario Linda McMahon. She promises a campaign much like her brand of entertainment, with blunt, in-your-face, emotional appeals and attacks.

And Ms. McMahon has vowed to spend as much as $50 million, about five times what Mr. Blumenthal can muster.



One word of caution Blumenthal, Cuomo and other’s will not win by huge margin…..That very seldom happens to any politican…But Linda McMahon has said she’ll spend up to $50 million dollars on the seat……so Blumenthal better ‘get on his game’ soon…..

April 15, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , ,


  1. the best gangs are Connecticut gangs

    Comment by Timothy Peter Leal | April 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. What?

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. James B, Blumenthal has won 5 consecutive statewide elections, so this is no suprise that his big lead has shrunk a little bit, my opinion still stands: Blumenthal with 69%.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 16, 2010 | Reply

  4. Oh he’s gonna win..but he’s needs to reminded of Coakley’s loss…so he can get his act together….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 16, 2010 | Reply

  5. James B, you can also ask Kay Bailey Hutchison, who wasted TWO YEARS of campaign time by staying in DC, leaving Perry plenty of ammo to derail her, as you see in the maps:



    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 16, 2010 | Reply

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