REDDING, Conn. – CNBC broadcaster and Redding resident Larry Kudlow said in a recent interview with WFSB that he is looking at possibly running against Sen. Richard Blumenthal in 2016.
“We’re looking at it really carefully, and I’m leaning toward it. I’m not ready to make an announcement, you know there’s a lot of moving parts to these things,” Kudlow said in the interview on Face the State, which aired Sunday.
Kudlow is a conservative economist who worked in the Office of Management and Budget for the Reagan administration and has hosted several television and radio programs, including the Kudlow Report and the Larry Kudlow Show.
In his interview on WFSB, Kudlow said that one of the main drivers behind a potential run is Blumenthal’s support of President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
“I’m very disappointed in that vote, I think it was a terrible vote. I think he put party over country,” Kudlow said of Blumenthal’s support of the deal. He added that the deal would give Iran roughly $150 billion. “That is a huge mistake in my opinion. They’re going to use that money in part to kill more American soldiers, as they have done for many, many years, to increase their dominance in the Middle East if we don’t step up on it.”
He also said that the country needs economic growth, and that the federal and Connecticut governments have not been friendly to business.
“I’m a free market guy, I’m a free enterprise guy. We need economic growth in this country. We’ve been stagnant for 15 years,” Kudlow said. “I want growth, I want lower tax rates across the board, I want lighter regulations, I want a sounder dollar.”
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