President Barack Obama is scheduled to return to the state of Connecticut Sept. 16 to headline a fundraiser for both U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal and the Democratic National Committee.
It’s been less than a year since Obama raised about one million dollars at a Stamford fundraiser for the then embattled U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd.
What a difference a year makes.
Dodd has since dropped out of the race and Obama’s approval rating, according to a July Quinnipiac University poll, has fallen to its lowest point ever in the state. Last November a month after Obama headlined the fundraiser for Dodd his approval rating was 58 percent in July of this year is dropped to 50 percent.
And despite positioning himself in opposition to some of Obama’s policies, Blumenthal said he welcomed the visit.
“I look forward to welcoming the President of the United States to Connecticut,” Blumenthal said in a statement Friday. “It is an honor to have his support and his assistance. His visit will make a difference for us, energizing our supporters and helping us raise the resources we need against my opponent who is spending an unprecedented $50 million on her campaign.”