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Blumenthal defeats Levy in Connecticut Senate race

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Sait Serkan Gurbuz
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AP

Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal beat back a challenge from Trump-endorsed Republican Leora Levy to return to Washington for a third term.

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In his victory speech, Blumenthal pledged to continue the fight to protect and preserve social security and Medicare as well as women’s reproductive rights. He also pledged to work across the ideological divide in the U.S. Senate..

“We need to make sure that we put Connecticut first, put America first, reach across the aisle where possible but I will be there for you," Blumenthal said. "And the fight will be coming. It will be more difficult now than before.”

Blumenthal defeated Republican Leora Levy, a former National Republican Committee member, who won her party primary after an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.

Levy called Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut to concede her defeat Tuesday night.

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David Dunavin
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WSHU

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.