Merrick Alpert just took the stage to withdraw his name from nomination -- "I want you to join me in voting for the next senator from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal!"
"This night belongs to Richard Blumenthal. I leave with the best wife in the world for an early dinner."
Blumenthal nominated by acclamation. Now for the bio film before he speaks.
Guess Alpert's spokesperson was wrong about his candidate being denied access.