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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's wife is the former Cynthia Malkin.
Cynthia Blumenthal is 49 years old.
Cynthia Blumenthal is listed either as a homemaker or as "not employed" on campaign finance statements. Her family has a well-to-do real-estate business, whose holdings include the Empire State Building.
Richard and Cynthia Blumenthal have been married for 28 years.
Blumenthal met his bride to be at a lawn party in Greenwich, Conn. The Hartford Courant notes that he was partnered with her in a doubles game of tennis, playing against her parents. When he asked her what she did for a living, she replied she was still in school. The 31-year-old Blumenthal was shocked to find out that by "school," Cynthia Allison Malkin meant high school -- she was just 16 at the time!
Blumenthal has four children. His oldest, Matthew, graduated in September from the U.S. Marine Academy. His other children are Michael, David and Claire.
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