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January 6, 2010
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced at a Jan. 6 press conference that he would be seeking the senate seat held by Christopher Dodd who will not be running for re-election in 2010. Blumenthal has been Connecticut's attorney general since 1990, an unprecedented five terms, and served under Governors William O'Neill, Lowell Weicker, John Rowland and Jodi Rell. Prior to serving as attorney general, Blumenthal was the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, the state's chief prosecutor from 1977 to 1981, served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987 and served in the State Senate from 1987 to 1990. Blumenthal is a graduate of Harvard College and the Yale Law School. He lives in Greenwich with his wife, Cynthia, and their four children.