(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."
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
Obama doing what he does best; campaigning. Sad it's the only thing he knows how to do right and Nov. will prove it.
Good,,,then they will LOSE for sure..
Another secular progressive who will lose in November's bloodbath. Amen, Bill
I hope Connecticut choses a real worker for the state over a billionaire, who seeks to buy the election.
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!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sadly, campaigning is all he knows.
People got what they deserve, Obama had no experience, so stop complaining.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Obama is an embarrassment to America. He is trying to break the spirit of the American People.
Obama in CT is to close for comfort. Blumenthal is an idiot just like Dodd is.
May that kill any chance he has, of re-election.
Confluence of scumbaggery
I want my vote back. Obama give me my vote back. Chance,what chance.Vote GOP in november.
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
wow, the nincompoops came out alive and of,course,senseless
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!!