- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Democrats have nominated Richard Blumenthal to serve a second term in the U.S. Senate.

The Democrats held their state convention Saturday at the Connecticut Convention Center.

Blumenthal was first elected to the Senate in 2010 after serving as state attorney general for 20 years.

State Republicans are scheduled to nominate a candidate to oppose Blumenthal on Monday. In the running are former Olympian August Wolf, Bethel state Rep. Dan Carter and former fashion industry executive Jack Orchulli.

The latest Quinnipiac University poll on the Senate race in October showed Blumenthal with a 62 percent job approval rating.

State GOP Chairman J.R. Romano says the unpredictability of this year’s election season and dissatisfaction with state Democratic leaders could help a Republican candidate defeat Blumenthal.

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