Blumenthal will seek re-election

John O'Brien Feb. 2, 2009, 2:22pm


HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - Richard Blumenthal will be happy to remain Connecticut's attorney general in 2010.

The Hartford Courant reported Monday that Blumenthal, a Democrat, will seek his sixth term in the Attorney General's Office instead of making a run at governor.

He is expected to issue a formal statement later Monday, the report says.

Blumenthal, 62, is a former reporter and U.S. Attorney. Speculation started in 2007 that he would attempt a run for governor in 2010, but Monday's announcement will rule that out.

Considered an activist attorney general, Blumenthal focuses much of his time on consumer protection issues like utility rate increases and environmental issues like a proposed natural gas pipeline in Long Island Sound.

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