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Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Former Lieutenant Governor Candidate Won’t Run For U.S. Senate

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, has taken himself out of the running to challenge U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Walker tells Hearst Connecticut Media he does not plan to oppose […]

03/24/2015

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Courtesy Office Of Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty)

Blumenthal Gearing Up For Another Senate Run

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is not wasting any time preparing for his re-election campaign in 2016. The Democrat recently sent emails to supporters, warning them how the party learned “there’s no […]

03/21/2015

U.S. Capitol (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Family Of Slain Oxford Woman Wants Federal Gun Reform

The family of an Oxford woman, who police say was shot and killed last month by her estranged husband, voiced support Monday for federal legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal that would prevent subjects of temporary restraining orders from purchasing or possessing firearms.

06/23/2014

Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes in a neighboring town. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Dollars Earmarked For Sandy Hook Victims, Family

(Newtown, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Newtown community is receiving over $7 million in federal grant money to support victims, family members, and first responders a year-and-a-half after the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. […]

06/17/2014

An undated photo of murder suspect Elliot Rodger is seen at a press conference by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff in Goleta, Calif., on May 24, 2014. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: ‘Congress Will Be Complicit If We Fail To Act’ On Gun Control For Mentally Ill

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., warns that Congress will be complicit if any mass shootings if they fail to pass legislation that prevents the mentally ill from buying guns.

05/26/2014

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Blumenthal To Drug Stores: Don’t Sell Cigarettes

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on other drug stores to follow CVS’s lead and stop selling tobacco products.

02/10/2014

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Conn. Senators Blast Government Student Loan Profits

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is astonished that the federal government earned an estimated $66 billion in profit from student loans originated between 2007 and 2012.

02/01/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal.  (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Conn. US Senators Cautious On Surveillance Reforms

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are sounding cautious over work facing Congress in reforming NSA surveillance practices as proposed by President Barack Obama.

01/18/2014

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Democrats Pushing Starbucks To Ban Guns From Coffee Shops Nationwide

Connecticut Democrats are pushing Starbucks to ban firearms from its coffee shops.

09/04/2013

His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russell today hosts little more than four mostly dilapidated homes and a pair of rattlesnake dens. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

US Overhauls Process For Recognizing Indian Tribes

His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russell today hosts little more than four mostly dilapidated homes and a pair of rattlesnake dens.

08/25/2013

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