Blumenthal, listed as among the “most liberal” senators, shrugs off the National Journal

The National Journal, basing research on more than 100 roll call votes, placed U.S. Sen. Dick Blumenthal in a tie with Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico for most-liberal member of that august chamber. Asked about this on Sunday, as he celebrated the return of unionized nursing home workers in Milford, Connecticut’s senior senator said “You know the only label that counts for me is ‘fighter for Connecticut.’ I haven’t looked at the methodology, but a number of my colleagues have questioned it.”