Since 1991, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has been defending consumers' interests for an unprecedented five terms in office. Blumenthal’s aggressive law enforcement for consumer protection, environmental stewardship, labor rights and personal privacy, has helped reshape the role of state attorneys general nationwide, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for Connecticut taxpayers and consumers each year -- AND has earned him one of two 2008 Trumpeter Awards from the National Consumers League. Like fellow recipient Barbara Ehrenreich, Richard Blumenthal is being honored with NCL's highest award for his career-long dedication to guarding the interests of consumers and workers against harm. Blumenthal lead the national fight against Big Tobacco to stop deceptive marketing aimed at children and for reforms in the health insurance industry to ensure coverage and lower costs. He has worked relentlessly to eradicate corruption in state government, make state contracting accountable, fair, honest and transparent, and to battle unfair utility rate charges, air pollution causing acid rain and other environmental wrongdoing, and scams and frauds victimizing consumers. We will proudly present Blumenthal with the Trumpeter Award tonight in Washington, DC, before everybody tunes in to the first VP Debate. Check back soon for photos from the event!