Linda McMahon

Senate Candidates Release First Campaign Ads

Senate Candidates Release First Campaign Ads

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Carter released his first commercial Wednesday, a 30-second attack ad criticizing his Democratic opponent, Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

The web-only ad features clips of Blumenthal declining to comment on a Wall Street Journal report about payments to Iran, as well as criticism that he and other Democrats sought to use the Sandy Hook school shootings to raise money.

The ad also brings up a controversy over Blumenthal's military service, first raised during the 2010 election cycle. Blumenthal was criticized after the New York Times obtained a video of him stating that he had served in Vietnam. Blumenthal said he misspoke and apologized for the...