STAMFORD - First lady Michelle Obama campaigned for Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in Stamford earlier today in his U.S. Senate race.

The first lady said Blumenthal, who is running to fill current Sen. Chris Dodd's (D-Conn.) seat, has proven that he is ready to be a powerful voice in Washington, D.C. She said President Barack Obama needs strong leaders like Blumenthal in Congress.

The campaign for his Republican opponent, Linda McMahon, responded to the visit by saying Washington is doing everything it can to elect someone who promises to perpetuate failed policies.