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.”