Dodd said the flap over Blumenthal's misstatements about his service during the Vietnam War was overblown by a rival during the political season. He said Blumenthal's apology was more than enough and that the voters of Connecticut will remember Blumenthal's long career in public service when it comes time to cast a ballot.
Voters here are savvy, and know Blumenthal and his record, said Dodd. He said people here get offended when candidates pour money in and try to buy an election.
Voters don't judge a candidate based on wallet size, he said.
“That’s not the Connecticut I know,” said Dodd. “These jobs are not for sale. This is about a seat in the United States Senate.”