September 4th, 2010
01:50 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to campaign for Blumenthal in Connecticut

President Obama will campaign with Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal later this month.
President Obama will campaign with Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal later this month.

(CNN) – President Obama will travel to Connecticut later this month to stump for Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, a spokesperson for the candidate told CNN Saturday.

Obama will campaign with Blumenthal in Stamford on September 16 – the same day he is slated to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in the state.

"I look forward to welcoming the President of the United States to Connecticut. It is an honor to have his support and his assistance,” Blumenthal said in a statement. “His visit will make a difference for us, energizing our supporters and helping us raise the resources we need against my opponent who is spending an unprecedented $50 million on her campaign."

Blumenthal slowly has been dropping slowly but steadily in the polls. A Quinnipiac University survey of Connecticut voters conducted five weeks ago indicated that Blumenthal held a 10-point lead over his challenger, former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon. Blumenthal held a 20-point lead in the same poll in June.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee pounced on news of the fundraiser and said it reeks of desperation.

"It speaks volumes that a candidate who was up by 30 points earlier this year in a deep blue state is now forced to call in the president for reinforcements,” NRSC communications director Brian Walsh told CNN. “Clearly Dick Blumenthal and national Democrats are seeing the same polls that we are."


Filed under: 2010 • Connecticut • President Obama • Richard Blumenthal
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Dave, CA

    Obama, A man with no executive experience, who never worked in the business world in any capacity, who is a racial quota graduate from school says [he] knows how to fix America's complex economy which his administration destroyed

    September 4, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. the real ib

    Obama doing what he does best; campaigning. Sad it's the only thing he knows how to do right and Nov. will prove it.

    September 4, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  3. Zonk3907840

    Good,,,then they will LOSE for sure..

    September 4, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Bill Orvis White

    Another secular progressive who will lose in November's bloodbath. Amen, Bill

    September 4, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  5. NYC REPUB

    I hope Connecticut choses a real worker for the state over a billionaire, who seeks to buy the election.

    September 4, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  6. valwayne

    9.6% UNEMPLOYMENT! Thousands More lost Jobs! A vote for any Democrat in Nov is a vote for the failed corrupt stimulous bill, a vote for the Cornhusker Kickback, a vote for the Louisana Purchase, and a vote for the trillions in corrupt spending and debt that we will be paying for, for generations! A vote for any rich left wing Elite Democrat is a vote to keep Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid ruining our nations economy and heaping contempt on average working Americans. In Nov we need to vote to stop the decline of our nation by firing every Democrat on the ballot!!!! Enough is enough!!!

    September 4, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  7. Sorensen

    Linda should stick to running her fake sweaty old man show.
    The assumption that since she can run a freak show, she can therefore run a State, is designed for not overly intelligent people,
    of which there are a few!!
    Good luck with that, CT.

    September 4, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. doug

    The problem is that Linday McMahon is a much better human being than a majority of the people in this horrible hate-filled selfish blue state.

    September 4, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  9. Lib Hunter

    Well we could now definitively add Blumenthal to the unemployment line. Wow, after Nov 2 the unemployment rate will most likely tick up a notch or two from 9.6% when all of the newly unemployed Radical Dems are added

    September 4, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  10. jim

    Why not? Obama has nothing else better to do with his time. It's not like the economy is hitting on all cylinders. Two peas in a pod.

    September 4, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  11. GramFreddie

    Funny, I thought the job of POTUS was to lead and do what's right for the entire population of this country. Between vacations, golf games and photo ops, it's nice that president Obama can do some work, but campaigning and raising money for one political party is getting old, it's Americans of all parties that he should be working for. Next time around I'll vote for someone who wants to represent all of us.

    September 4, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  12. Bill

    Sadly, campaigning is all he knows.

    September 4, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  13. susie

    People got what they deserve, Obama had no experience, so stop complaining.

    September 4, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  14. Laura, Boston

    @Sorenson:

    Remember Jessie Ventura...I believe he was governor and surprise surprise had also been on the those "fake sweaty old men" you refer too. I bet if you and Jessie met in a real format you might not be under the same opinion!

    The important thing is she ran a business and was successful at it. That is what CT and other states need, someone who understands what the people need not a professional politician who makes up his military record to sound better.

    September 4, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  15. Anti Communist

    He needs to be incarcerated for using his office for personal gain. He needs to be impeached for destroying the US economy. And we need real campaign reform that prohibits the use of government assets for campaign efforts. A.k.a. Air Force One and secret service details should be billed back to the campaign at FULL RETAIL VALUE.

    September 4, 2010 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  16. Anti Communist

    We need strict campaign laws that force candidates that use government assets to campaign with or on behalf of others to reimburse the people the FULL COST of using those assets. This is NOT his personal plane, it belongs to the tax-PAY-ers of the US and should exclusively be used for official business, not vacations. The FULL COST of the use must also include the wages and expenses of the security detail and supporting staff at all levels.

    September 4, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    And all of you haters and dumb butts who think that all a President does is sit in his office all day.
    Why don't you go after the rethugs in Congress who are only after whatever it is they can get for themselves and their rich friends?
    The idiot bush started the economy meltdown. Where were all of you when he was taking the country to hell?

    September 4, 2010 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  18. Michael1959

    Obama is an embarrassment to America. He is trying to break the spirit of the American People.

    September 4, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  19. Debby

    Obama in CT is to close for comfort. Blumenthal is an idiot just like Dodd is.

    September 4, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  20. Rick McDaniel

    May that kill any chance he has, of re-election.

    September 4, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  21. Time grows short

    Confluence of scumbaggery

    September 4, 2010 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  22. alex

    I want my vote back. Obama give me my vote back. Chance,what chance.Vote GOP in november.

    September 4, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. carlos

    vote talipublican and your tomorrow is not guaranteed. the middle class will be reduced to meaningless.

    doug......yourself out the ditch you are in....hehehehe

    September 4, 2010 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  24. carlos

    wow, the nincompoops came out alive and of,course,senseless

    September 4, 2010 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  25. Keith in Austin

    Bozo should be getting appearance checks from the GOP!

    His mere presence sparks a rally cry for conservative votes against him and his left wing Democrap friends! Bring it on Barry! You are sickening to the masses!!

    September 4, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
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