Has The Dump Dodd Movement Been Too Effective?
Has Sen. Chris Dodd’s fall been too precipitous? Has Kevin Rennie been too competent at reporting the stories the “real” investigative reporters have missed for years? Has the grassroots movement to oust Dodd been too effective? If the goal of that movement has been to replace Dodd with a Republican, the answer may be yes. According to Rennie at RealClearPolitics, Democrat Roger Pearson of Greenwich | Read More »
Facing Dodd is Rob Simmons for Connecticut
Rob Simmons has announced that he’s running for the Senate against Senator Chris Dodd in Connecticut. http://www.joinrobsimmons.com/ Simmons is a retired member of our armed forces, served in Vietnam and served in the CIA for 10 years. He joined the staff of Senator John Chaffee in 1979. Mr. Simmons also has a Twitter feed at : http://twitter.com/robsimmons Good luck, Rob Smmons. Dodd needs to go | Read More »
Everybody Beats Dodd In Latest Q-Poll
The latest Q poll is out, and despite his seemingly endless repetition of the worn out “all I can do is my job” line and his protestations that he intends to run again, Chris Dodd and Democratic party leaders have some serious thinking to do. The poll, released this morning, shows Dodd getting crushed in a match-up against Rob Simmons, 34/50, and losing to Sam | Read More »
Off The Wire: Dodd Low On Dem Support And Lower On Cash
Politico reports on the substantial dissent that is growing amongst those in the Democratic party here in Connecticut. Bloomberg has an article on Dodd’s cash shortage. ABC talks to Rob Simmons about Dodd and the 2010 race. And via Gateway Pundit, the collected scandals of Chris Dodd: Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.
Another Felon For Dodd To Get Pardoned?
As reported by the Washington Times yesterday and covered in this post (thanks to Moe at RedState for promoting it to the front page), AIG chief exec Joseph Cassano is an FOD (Friend of Dodd). He raised some $160k in a few months for Dodd by pressuring his peers and subordinates to pony up. Well, it looks as though he may have more trouble than | Read More »
You’d Be Foolish Not To Contribute To Chris Dodd’s Campaign
Promoted from diaries. – Moe Lane. In today’s Washington Times there is a report about how a bunch of AIG Financial Services executives were “asked” by their CEO to donate to Chris Dodd’s campaign, and to encourage their subordinates to do the same. Read AIG chief executive Joseph Cassano’s email for yourself. Was this more than just a suggestion? Well, the boss said he wanted | Read More »
Kos Poll Shows Dodd/Simmons Still Tight
Research 2000’s poll for Daily Kos shows Dodd up 45-40 on Simmons, with a 4% MOE. While a bit better for Dodd than the last Q poll, it is difficult to compare two different polls with different samples, different questions and different methodologies. In any event, these are still pretty poor numbers for a three decade incumbent. Dodd’s favorable/unfavorable is +7 (13 no opinion), while | Read More »
Off The Wire: Kudlow, Foley, Dodd and Jackie
As noted late last night, Larry Kudlow has announced he has no intention of campaigning for Dodd’s seat in 2010. While some are disappointed, I think he would have had a harder time beating Dodd than Simmons would. Now, we’ll never know. Coverage at Newsbusters, the Courant’s Capitol Watch, the New York Times, and Huffington Post (with video). With Kudlow out, Connecticut Local Politics points | Read More »
Kudlow Won’t Challenge Dodd
Newsbusters (www.newsbusters.org) has a report on Larry Kudlow’s announcement that he will not challenge for Chris Dodd’s Connecticut seat in 2010. No direct link due to iPhone 1.0’s inability to copy/paste. Sorry. Additional info tomorrow.
Dodd’s Wife Recevied Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars For Serving As Director For AIG-Controlled Company
Do you remember the “analogies” section of the SAT? A is to B as X is to Y? Well, after the lady Huskies dismantled Vermont 104-65 in Sunday’s first round match-up, I think the following analogy is apropos. Kevin Rennie : Chris Dodd :: UConn women’s basketball team : University of Vermont Rennie has been ripping the scabs off of Dodd’s festering wounds for some | Read More »
Dodd Crushed By Local Media Over Weekend
I think it would be fair to say that Chris Dodd has never had a three or four day period with this much negative press from his local mainstream media. You might have to go back to John Rowland to find anyone in Connecticut who has. These jumped out at me, but I am fairly confident that this is not an exhaustive list. From the | Read More »
RNC Vid On AIG Flap, Cameos By Gibbs, Dodd, Obama
Check out this planned Web video from the RNC on the whole AIG fiasco, via MSNBC. I can’t believe Gibbs gets paid to speak in public. Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.
Rough Day For Dodd
Chris Dodd has had a few days he’d rather forget over the last few months, but I don’t know that any have been as bad as today. It cannot be comfortable when virtually everyone, on both sides, is pointing the finger at you for something as unpopular as the Dodd Amendment has quickly become. When it comes to Dodd, I am much more bothered by | Read More »
Chris Dodd Needs A Credibility Bailout
Lie: noun; 1. a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture. 3. an inaccurate or false statement. As I posted earlier, yesterday Chris Dodd claimed that he had nothing to do with the exemption in his executive compensation amendment to the stimulus bill for bonuses distributed pursuant to | Read More »
Dodd’s Most Recent Kick To The Groin: AIG
Just when you find yourself wondering if things could get any worse for Chris Dodd, insurance giant AIG, which he recently helped bail out, gives away $160 million of taxpayer money in bonuses to their executives. He must be sitting on his couch right now, rubbing his temples, and just wondering when it is going to let up. In the New York Times we find | Read More »