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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