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Richard Blumenthal on Principles & Values

 


Seven of McMahon's WWE wrestlers have died this year

McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, tried to paint Blumenthal as a career politician who has "a difficult time telling the truth," mentioning the instances when he misspoke about his military record.

Blumenthal shot back, saying he would not be lectured by someone who has badly treated her employees, bringing up how seven wrestlers have died since the newcomer politician began her quest last year to fill the Senate seat. "The people of Connecticut know me and they have taken the measure of my character over 20 years," Blumenthal said.

McMahon, who acknowledged the WWE has "pushed the envelope" over the years with its programming, said she remains proud of the company, which she said has created an average of 20 jobs a year over the last 28 years and expects to hire an additional 100 to 140 workers next year.

Source: NPR coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate , Oct 12, 2010

I have spent my life helping people build their futures

Blumenthal and McMahon traded barbs on their respective records. "She is different from me," said Blumenthal, longtime state attorney general and former General Assembly member. "She has spent her life building her fortune. I have spent my life helping people build their futures." Blumenthal, citing his work as attorney general, presented himself as a fighter "for the people of Connecticut" and his opponents as beholden to special interests.

McMahon stood by her record as former chief and executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment. She painted Blumenthal as a career politician who, as a state legislator, voted for a record tax increase. "I don't think we can send Mr. Blumenthal to Washington with his tax-and-spend philosophy," McMahon said. "We can't afford Dick Blumenthal in Washington."

Source: Wilton Villager coverage of 2010 CT Senate debate , Oct 7, 2010

I hear your anger, frustration and real hurt

All too often elected officials in Washington D.C. forget that their decisions, and their indecision, have a very real and direct impact on everyday lives. In all my years of public service, I have never forgotten the importance of listening to the people who have given me their trust in public office. I will bring Connecticut's values to Washington and help change the way Washington works. I hear the anger, frustration and real hurt felt by our neighbors and fellow citizens.
Source: 2010 Senate campaign website, www.richardblumenthal.com/ , Mar 5, 2010

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