Senate hopeful denies Vietnam-era service allegations

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Connecticut Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal has denied allegations he misrepresented his military service during the Vietnam war era.

The New York Times ran video from a 2008 veterans ceremony in which he said: "I served in Vietnam."

The Democrat did not serve in Vietnam, instead spending six months in the Marine Reserve in the US.

His campaign team said the newspaper coverage was an "outrageous distortion".

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