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Big Names Join Foley, Blumenthal on Campaign Trail



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    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 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 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.