Richard Blumenthal

The Daily Stamford: Blumenthal Calls Endorsement Special

Getting the endorsement of first lady Michelle Obama on Monday was a big deal for Richard Blumenthal in his bid to win a seat in the U.S. Senate. But Tuesday’s endorsement by the Stamford Police Association means even more to him.

“This is the biggie. Your support has very special meaning to me,” Blumenthal said at police headquarters Tuesday. Sgt. Joseph M. Kennedy, the group’s president, made the announcement along with a number of Stamford police officers.

New York Times: Editorial: For Senator and Governor in Connecticut

The bitter contest to replace retiring Senator Christopher Dodd pits the charm-free, experienced public servant against the splashy business executive. Connecticut voters should pick experience.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, has led the way in attacking the tobacco plague, helped clean the region’s environment and supported hundreds of individuals treated unfairly by their health insurance companies, utilities or banks.

The Day: Veterans in NL show support for Blumenthal

New London – The miscue happened so quickly and innocently that they couldn’t have planned it any better: Kathy Jackson, an Air Force veteran, introduced a fellow supporter of Democrat Richard Blumenthal, Cathy Osten, as “a Vietnam veteran.”

Not quite, Osten explained, when it was her turn to address the small rally of military veterans and labor union members who were demonstrating in favor of Blumenthal’s Senate candidacy in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on The Parade.

Shoreline Plus: Sierra Club endorses Richard Blumenthal for the U.S. Senate

The Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club, in conjunction with the national Sierra Club, announces its endorsement of candidate Richard Blumenthal for election as U.S. senator from Connecticut.

“Richard Blumenthal’s experience, values, integrity, energy, and dedication as the state’s Attorney General have been instrumental in creating strong environment protections for the state. Connecticut is a cleaner, healthier and more desirable place to live and work due to his diligence and efforts” said Martin Mador, Political Co-Chair of the Sierra Club’s Connecticut Chapter. “His role in enforcement of state law and as an advocate in the legislative and administrative arenas for strong protections has substantially improved the quality of life here.”

Shoreline Plus: Republicans line up behind Blumenthal

In an open letter to the people of Connecticut, several Republicans today highlighted their strong support for U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal while laying out serious concerns regarding Republican nominee Linda McMahon.

“We are putting aside partisanship to support and vote for Richard Blumenthal because we know we can count on him to fight for us in Washington. We don’t agree with him on every issue, but we know him to have guts and know-how, and a proven track record of delivering for our state,” the six Republicans wrote.

The Washington Post: State AG probes Apple, Amazon over e-Book prices

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday he has launched investigations of Apple and Amazon for e-book pricing deals struck with publishers that appear to block competitors from offering better deals.

In letters sent to the companies – which sell the iPad and Kindle, respectively – Blumenthal, a Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, said their contracts with publishers such as Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Hachette, HarperCollins and Penguin ensure that they receive the best prices for e-books. That blocks competitors from offering better deals to consumers, he said.

Hartford Courant: Blumenthal to Obama: Give Gulf drilling disaster committee subpoena power

Hours before President Obama addresses the nation about the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has some advice for him.

Blumenthal is calling on Obama to grant subpoena power to the committee investigating the drilling disaster. “I know from my personal experience in conducting major investigations that the granting of subpoena power is critical to uncovering the truth, especially when big corporations resist it,” Blumenthal said via press release today.

Hartford Courant: Blumenthal to Obama: Give Gulf drilling disaster committee subpoena power

Hours before President Obama addresses the nation about the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has some advice for him.

Blumenthal is calling on Obama to grant subpoena power to the committee investigating the drilling disaster. “I know from my personal experience in conducting major investigations that the granting of subpoena power is critical to uncovering the truth, especially when big corporations resist it,” Blumenthal said via press release today.

New Haven Register: Blumenthal probes whether Google illegally gathered data

Many marvel at how accurately Google Maps depict neighborhoods and cities, but Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating whether the “Street View” cars the Internet giant uses to capture images for the maps are illegally collecting data from consumers’ and business’ computers via wireless networks.

Blumenthal said Monday he has written to Matt Sucherman, vice president and deputy general counsel at the California-based company, asking whether Google collected personal information transmitted over wireless networks without permission while it was photographing streets and homes in Connecticut.