The New York Times is reporting that one of the party's brightest hopes, Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, has been fibbing about his military service. The paper says Blumenthal has been suggesting at campaign stops that he served in Vietnam when, in fact, he did not.http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2010/05/angry-voters-head-to-the-polls-as-controversy-erupts-over-conn-democrat-senate-hopeful-/1
Blumenthal, currently his state's attorney general, told the newspaper he may have unintentionally misspoken. Republicans are pouncing. Blumenthal "owes the people of Connecticut, and particularly its veterans" an explanation for "what appears to be a long history of dishonest statements," said Brian Walsh, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, in a statement.
Blumenthal was the supposed savior of Connecticut Democrats.
The Obama White House promoted Blumenthal after pushing aside corrupt incumbent Sen. Chris Dodd.
Heck of a job.