Blumenthal re-elected to second term in U.S. Senate

Senator Richard Blumenthal speaks with News 8 after winning a second term in the United States Senate (WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s Senior Senator, Richard Blumenthal, won a second term in the United State Senate Tuesday, defeating challenger Dan Carter.

The Democrat had a pretty easy time fending off the Republican challenger, winning by a large margin.

Senator Blumenthal spoke with News 8 about how close he thinks the Presidential election will be.

The votes are still being counted all across the country. The good news for democracy is that the turnout was really good, and I suspect it’s going to be a tight race.”

After winning by a large margin on Tuesday night, Blumenthal discussed the feeling of support from the voters in Connecticut.

I am so gratified and grateful for this vote because it gives me the great privilege of going back to Washington, fighting for Connecticut’s people, no matter who the President is. I’m going to be fighting and working for the people of Connecticut making sure that consumers are protected against ripoffs, that women get equal pay for equal work, that our veterans get quality healthcare, and that all the families of Connecticut simply get a fair shake. That’s always been my priority.”

Blumenthal has been in public service for almost 40 years, but it’s not something he ever gets tired of.

I love every day of it. They can’t pay me enough to get the gratification of helping people and listening to them about what’s important in their lives; and that is what I am going to continue doing.”

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