Connecticut's State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal addresses news conference in West Hartford, Connecticut

Connecticut's State Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal speaks to reporters at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in West Hartford, Connecticut, May 18, 2010. Blumenthal, the early favorite to win retiring fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd's U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut, never served in the military in Vietnam despite his public comments indicating he had done so. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)