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Jewish Members of Congress: Richard Blumenthal (Senator, Connecticut)

Senator Richard BlumenthalBefore being elected to the Senate in 2010, Richard Blumenthal was a five-term Attorney General in Connecticut. During his 20 year career as Attorney General, Blumenthal helped lead the fight to stop deceptive tobacco marketing aimed at children and fought against environmental polluters and lawbreakers that failed to follow environmental laws and energy statutes. He also advocated on behalf of consumers who were victimized by the deceptive and illegal practices of disgraced subprime mortgage lenders Countrywide Financial and Ameriquest. Prior to his service as Attorney General, Blumenthal served in the Connecticut General Assembly as a State Representative and State Senator from 1984 until 1990. He also worked as an aide to Senator Daniel P. Moynihan when Moynihan was Assistant to President Richard Nixon, and as Assistant to United States Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff. He also clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun.

Blumenthal lives with his wife Cynthia and their four children.