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

Obama to campaign for Blumenthal in Connecticut

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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. barry

    Good. That should take Blumenthal down in the polls. I know the state run News media love President Obama but his policies have caused the Obama recession and killed jobs. Evidently Blumenthal is getting desperate.

    September 4, 2010 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  2. Chris

    Does this guy do anything else besides vacationing and campaigning ?

    September 5, 2010 01:27 am at 1:27 am |
  3. Chris

    Plus I wanna hear from all the lefties who dogged Rubio for dropping out of the debate. They had a lot of negative things to say on the blog but now there is no comments. Compassion my &@$

    September 5, 2010 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
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