Dem. Senate Candidate in CT Falsely Claimed He Served in Vietnam
12:45 AM, May 18, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Blumenthal's defense? "Unlike many of his peers, Dick Blumenthal voluntarily joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1970 and served for six months in Parris Island, SC and six years in the reserves," says Blumenthal's campaign manager. "He received no special treatment from anyone."
Sorry, but Blumenthal said "I served in Vietnam," not "I served in South Carolina during the Vietnam war." Big difference.
Left-wing blogger Nate Silver says Blumenthal must go, but Connecticut Democrats will have to get their act together quickly if they want a new candidate. The filing deadline to run for U.S. Senate in Connecticut is May 25.
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