BLUMENTHAL OPPOSES ANY STIMULUS THAT LACKS INFRASTRUCTURE; OPPOSES ANY MORE BAILOUTS

Democratic candidate for US Senate Richard Blumenthal said he would vote against any federal economic stimulus plan that does not include money for highways, bridges, roads and school infrastructure. Blumenthal appeared on “Face the State,” his first Sunday TV appearance in some time. The attorney general also said he would oppose any further efforts for financial bailouts.

Blumenthal denied being seen only on milk cartons since the controversy over his description of his military service broke. He claimed he has not turned down any invitations to be interviewed on TV. Host Dennis House deftly finessed Blumenthal but directly pointed out the usually highly visible Blumenthal changed his cell phone numbers and did in fact turn down an invitation to appear on FTS a couple of months ago.

House also asked Blumenthal whether his office ever investigated the WWE, the pro wrestling business formerly headed by his likely Republican opponent in the fall, Linda McMahon. Blumenthal wouldn’t answer but did say McMahon’s character would be an issue for voters to consider should she be the nominee. He also promised to debate McMahon should she prevail against rival Republican Peter Schiff in the GOP primary.