blumenthalWith polls showing him in a statistical dead heat with GOP rival Linda McMahon, Connecticut Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal is getting some help from Democrats in Washington.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has purchased at least $250,000 in ad time in Connecticut to run ads on Blumenthal's behalf. The spending call comes as the party is determining how best to spend its cash in the final weeks of the campaign. Democrats did not expect to have to spend money in the race, but the contest has become unexpectedly competitive, in part because McMahon has spent more than $24 million of her own cash.
But it's not just McMahon's cash that has made the race a toss-up. Privately, many Democrats are questioning why Blumenthal has not been more aggressive in going after what some view as McMahon's most obvious vulnerabilities, including her previous stint as head of World Wrestling Entertainment and her lack of experience in public life.Read More »from Senate Democrats come to Blumenthal’s rescue in Connecticut