Briefly: Blumenthal announces reelection bid, says he won’t run for governor

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 announced Monday that he will be seeking reelection to the position when his term expires in 2010. The announcement came as a surprise to many in the state who expected him to announce a run for governor. “I am as excited and enthusiastic as ever about the challenges and opportunities in this job,” he said in a statement. Former Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives James Amman, a candidate for governor, released a statement on Blumenthal’s decision: “Dick Blumenthal would have been a formidable candidate in the race. I respect his decision and his acknowledgment about the importance of the job of attorney general. He has been incredibly effective in that role and will no doubt continue to be.”