Greenwich’s Dick Blumenthal, he of the phony claim to have served in combat and even, ludicrous and as insignificant as it seems, to have been a member of the Harvard varsity swim team, has raised $1 million in campaign funds in just 3 months from unions, lawyers and George Soros.
Blumenthal, 69, who was ranked the eighth wealthiest member of Congress this year by Roll Call, is sitting on $1.6 million cash, according to his April 15 filing with the Federal Election Commission.
The 571-page report provides a detailed glimpse at the sphere of influence and connections of Blumenthal, whose first-quarter haul was augmented by dozens of contributions from lawyers around the country and from industries that have a vested interest in his work in the Senate.
They include unions for railroad workers, defense contractors, financial services firms and the Mohegan Tribe, one of two casino operators in the state.
“I’m energized by a strong start and broad base of support,” Blumenthal said Friday.
I have never walked away from a fight against the publicMy life has been about public service. As your United States Senator, I will fight as tenaciously and tirelessly for the people of Connecticut as I have for 20 years as Attorney General. I have never walked away from a fight or failed to put Connecticut citizens first, no matter how big or powerful the special interest or law breaker against me.