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Richard Blumenthal, attorney general of Connecticut, is running for senator from Connecticut against the Republican nominee, Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about his life.
Blumenthal is 64 years old.
Blumenthal was born on Feb. 13, 1946.
Blumenthal was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Blumenthal has one sibling, who is also in the public sector. David Blumenthal, M.D., is the national coordinator for health information technology for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Blumenthal has lived in Connecticut, with a few education- and employment-related breaks, since childhood.
Blumenthal is attorney general for the state of Connecticut, elected to the position for the first time in 1990.
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