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- Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal is running against Republican Leora Levy to represent Connecticut in the United States Senate.
- Levy is one of 22 Republican Senate candidates that President Donald Trump has endorsed.
- Blumenthal has a comfortable lead over Levy in the polls and is expected to win the election.
House (2 districts)
Democratic incumbent Senator Richard Blumenthal is facing Republican Leora Levy in Connecticut to represent the state in the US Senate.
Connecticut Senate Race Candidates
Blumenthal, first elected in 2010, is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Veterans Affairs and the Select Committee on Aging.
He is seeking his third term to represent Connecticut and is leading his Republican challenger by a comfortable margin. according to recent surveys.
Before his election to the SenateBlumenthal served five terms as Connecticut Attorney General and in both the Connecticut State Senate and House of Representatives. A graduate of Yale Law School, he also served as a United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Blumenthal is one of the wealthiest members of Congress.
backed up For former President Donald Trump, Levy is running to unseat Blumenthal, who won his 2016 race by nearly 30 percentage points.
Levy, who was elected in 2016 as a member of the national caucus of the Connecticut Republican Party, supported abortion rights in 2012 and criticized Trump in 2016, positions she has held ever since. regressed. In endorsing him, Trump praised the Cuban-born Republican.
“She will work hard to grow the economy, secure the border, fight for energy independence, support our military and veterans, uphold electoral integrity, protect the Second Amendment, and fight vicious crime and violence,” he said.
Connecticut voting history
The state voted for Joe Biden over then-President Donald Trump by a 20 percentage point margin in the 2020 election. Connecticut has voted democrat in the presidential races of the last eight elections.
the money race
According to opensecretsBlumenthal has raised $9 million, spent $8.9 million and has $3 million in cash on hand as of October 19. His rival, Levy, has raised $2.3 million, spent $1.9 million and has $432,156 in cash on hand as of October 19.
By the end of October, various super PACs, national party committees, politically active nonprofits, and other non-candidate groups had combined to to spend about $2.4 million to advocate for or against candidates in this race, including during the primary phase of the race.
What the experts say
The race between Blumenthal and Levy is called a “strong Democrat” by internal elections“solid democrat” by Cook’s Political Reportand “safe Democrat” by Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.