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Blumenthal elected to take on U.S. Senate seat for another term

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal debated challenger Dan Carter last month. (Face the State) Sen. Richard Blumenthal debated challenger Dan Carter last month. (Face the State)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The presidential race isn't the only one voters were deciding on Tuesday.

Connecticut's senior U.S. senator was looking to continue serving.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, the Democratic incumbent from Greenwich, was being challenged by Republican Dan Carter of Bethel.

“I am a better public servant because I learned this job watching Richard Blumenthal speak truth to power. He has been fighting for the little guy since day one. I'm constantly inspired by his commitment to make this country a more just, fair place for women, veterans, seniors, and middle-class families looking for a fair shot. Tonight was a well-deserved win. I'm looking forward to continuing to fight alongside him in the Senate for Connecticut families," U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said in a statement on Tuesday. 

Blumenthal won his seat for another term on Tuesday night. He was heavily favored to win, according to polls.

The two debated on Face the State last month during which jobs, abortion, the Affordable Care Act and gun laws were discussed.

Blumenthal argued that Obamacare needed improvements, but should not be repealed.

Carter, on the other hand, said it needed to be changed into something that works. The race marks Carter's first time seeking a Senate seat. 

This year's race did not receive nearly as much attention as the 2010 contest, when Blumenthal faced wealthy former professional wrestling executive Linda McMahon. She spent about $50 million of her own money, deluging voters with television ads and mailers.

Carter has had few resources to wage such a battle. As of Sept. 30, he had $35,014 in cash on hand. Blumenthal had $4.7 million.

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