HARTFORD - Connecticut Democrats have backed state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in the U.S. Senate race.

Blumenthal said he has had a rough week after allegations that he lied and said that he fought in Vietnam, but he vowed to stand up for small businesses, working families and jobs.

The seat is currently held by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who is not seeking re-election.State Republicans tonight picked former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon as their nominee.