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Blumenthal for U.S. Attorney General?

by: ctblogger

Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 12:44:26 PM EST

UPDATE 2: Senator Blumenthal speaks...and doesn't completely close the door to the opportunity...

"I have no plans to be attorney general of the United States," Blumenthal said. "I'm happy in the job I have now. I'm gratified and grateful that the people of Connecticut have elected me to serve them."

Blumenthal declined further comment when asked if he was shutting the door completely to the opportunity.

Having "no plans" doesn't mean if offered, he would decline the offer from the President to serve as U.S. Attorney General.

...to be continued.

UPDATE: As Christine over at CTNewsJunkie reminded me, in 2009 SB 913 was approved and signed by Gov. Rowland-Rell that takes away the power of the Governor to fill the Senate seat vacancy.

Title: Elections to Fill US Senate Vacancies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:
A vote to change the process of filling United States senate vacancies from governor appointment to special election.

-Takes away governor's power to fill senate vacancies by appointment (Sec. 1).

-Requires the governor to call for a special election no more than ten days after a senate vacancy (Sec. 1).

-Mandates that the special election will be carried out in a manner identical to that of the general state election (Sec. 1).

Interesting if true...

Attorney General Eric Holder will stay on into President Obama's second term, as the president has asked him to do, but a senior administration official tells Fox News Holder will remain in his position only "for about a year."


As for who will replace him when he does eventually leave, the names being tossed around are Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

If Blumenthal is offered the position, who would Gov. Malloy tap to replace the soon-to-be senior US Senator? DeLauro? Larson? Courtney? Himes?
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Jonathan Pelto (0.00 / 0)
Just to get rid of him!

Why would Blummy want to be demoted from Sr Sen from CT (0.00 / 0)
to AG?

Blumenthal for AG (0.00 / 0)
I am betting RB will be getting offered a judgeship. I desperately hope there not be an election carried out in the identical manner as the last election.  

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