Two candidates in Connecticut are getting some big-name support on the campaign trail.
President Barack Obama will stump for U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, Politico.com reports, and former Massachsuetts governor Mitt Romney will join Tom Foley at a political rally in Greenwich today.
Romney said in a statement released by Foley's campaign that the Republican candidate for governor is a smart businessman and good problem solver who can apply commonsense solutions to Connecticut's troubles.
Foley is facing Democrat Dan Malloy in the November election.
A source told Politico.com that Obama will stump for Blumenthal at the Marriott Hotel in Stamford on Sept 16.
According to polls by Quinnipiac University, Blumenthal has gone from a 41 percent lead over Republican challenger Linda McMahon in January, to just a 10 percent lead in August.
"It speaks volumes that a candidate who was up by 30 points earlier this year in a deep blue state is now forced to call in the president for reinforcements," a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee told CNN.