Blumenthal facing little-known challenger in US Senate race

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal faces a much different opponent than he did six years ago.

In 2010, wealthy former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon spent about $50 million of her own money on her Republican campaign for the seat. This year, Blumenthal is being challenged by Republican Dan Carter, a little-known state representative from Bethel.

While Carter has been busy on the campaign trail, making appearances at fairs and festivals, he hasn’t had the money to run a litany of TV ads like McMahon. As of Sept. 30, he had $35,014 cash on hand. Blumenthal, who is seeking his second term, had $4.7 million.

The pair only appeared together in one debate — a live television matchup where they disagreed on gun control measures.

The election is Tuesday.

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