No HELP For Dodd

    The AP is reporting Dodd will not take over for Ted Kennedy as chairman of the Senate HELP Committee, but will instead continue destroying the financial sector as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Lucky us.

    Those Hard Working State Legislators

    (H/T The Jawa Report) This is a image of the Connecticut state legislature slaving away for the good of the people. Consider this a caption contest (no prize, but a picture is worth a 1000 words, and mine just get in the way).

    Wrestling CEO for Senate?

    The Danbury News Times has reported, and the WWE has confirmed that company CEO Linda McMahon is “strongly considering” a run for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Christopher Dodd. STAMFORD, Conn.—The chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. wants to slam Democratic U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd to the mat. A spokesman for the Stamford, Conn.-based media and entertainment company confirmed | Read More »

    Dodd Predictably Cleared By Senate Committee On Ethics

    In what can only be described as anti-climatic, Barbara Boxer’s Senate Committee on Ethics declared in a letter on August 7 that even though Chris Dodd was part of a VIP program at Countrywide that “often offered quicker, more efficient loan processing and some discounts” to it’s members, he was not in violation of the Senate ethics rules. Here’s what I don’t get: no one | Read More »

    Peter Schiff Moneybomb (CT-Sen) August 7th

    In response to a strong grassroots draft effort, economist Peter Schiff is giving serious consideration to a run in the 2010 Connecticut Senate race. On August 7th, send a message that dumping hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars into failing financial, auto, and insurance firms will not be tolerated. Help remove the man from office who gave the Fed their bailout authority and put in | Read More »

    ‘You almost have to feel sorry’ for Chris Dodd (D-CT).

    Here’s a brief intelligence test. Question: If you are a Senator who has spent the last week bashing lobbyists in a desperate attempt to look like a populist, would you or would you not attend an elitist DSCC retreat designed to put Democratic politicians and K Street checkbooks in the same room? If the answer is “you would not attend,” congratulations: you’re smarter than Chris | Read More »

    Dodd remains vulnerable, Schiff within MoE in new poll

    Polling conducted by Wilson Research Strategies on behalf of economist Peter Schiff shows him within the margin of error against Chris Dodd in the Connecticut Senate race. Former representative Rob Simmons, who has greater name recognition in the state than Schiff, was found to be leading Dodd by 9 percentage points. Wilson Research Strategies was commissioned by Peter Schiff to conduct a live-interview telephone survey | Read More »

    Chris Dodd Is On The Ropes, But Won’t Be Knocked Out By Just Anybody

    The Hour is reporting that Greenwich businessman Steven J. Simmons thinks he can challenge Chris Dodd for the Connecticut senate seat in 2010. I know nothing about the guy, and neither does anyone else, I suppose. From the article: “The latest Quinnipiac poll indicated that any Republican put up against (Dodd) would win,” Republican Town Committee Chairman Art Scialabba told The Hour. Unfortunately, that is | Read More »

    Dodd upset over questions about wife’s conflict of interest.

    There are times when you don’t need to go past the title and subtitle: Dodd Says Questions About Wife’s Role in Health Care Industry ‘Offensive’ Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., whose wife Jackie Clegg Dodd sits on the boards of four health care companies, disputes the suggestion that his wife’s career could pose a conflict of interest. It really does say it all, doesn’t it? We’re | Read More »

    Foley Announces He Too Will Challenge Dodd

    Former Ambassador to Ireland Thomas Foley announced today that he too will challenge Chris Dodd for the Connecticut Senate seat, making three announced Republicans already lined up for a 2010 primary. Politico, the Hartford Courant and Capitol Watch have more information. Foley has a website that can be found here. Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.

    Chris Dodd’s Lack Of Empathy

    Connecticut has been host to a number of cases in Supreme Court history that have had a profound impact on the legal landscape of our country, such as Griswold v. Connecticut, and more recently, Kelo v. City of New London. Over the past few weeks, as most Connecticut residents have noticed, the Constitution State is again at the center of the legal universe, this time | Read More »

    CT Dems Encourage Chris Dodd to Quit

    The Connecticut State Senate is rushing through legislation to strip (Republican) Governor Jodi Rell of her power to appoint a successor to Senator Chris Dodd, if he should resign his office: In another controversial bill, the Senate Democrats voted early Friday morning to remove Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s power to appoint a U.S. Senator in case of a vacancy. Instead, there would be a | Read More »

    Another Q-Poll, More Bad News For Dodd

    Quinnipiac University released their latest poll at 6:30 this morning, and ultimately it is more bad news for Chris Dodd. At first glance there appears some reason for hope on Dodd’s part, but I don’t think the results should make him feel any better. The poll was conducted between May 20-25, when Dodd was getting free play on every network for his credit card legislation | Read More »

    Dodd On Sotomayor

    I love reading and writing about the politics of the Supreme Court and the nomination/confirmation process. I hope to have the time to write on it with some frequency in the coming months. I will try to do so without losing sight of the fact that this is a blog about Chris Dodd. With that in mind, here is what Chris Dodd had to say | Read More »

    Room For One More? Schiff Leaning Toward Challenging For CT-Sen

    According to this report at The Plum Line, Peter Schiff is more likely than not to jump into the race for senate in Connecticut. Peter Schiff, a Connecticut-based brokerage firm owner who has been widely hailed for predicting the U.S. financial meltdown, says he’s “leaning towards” challenging Chris Dodd’s reelection next year, a move that could make the contest a nationally watched media event. “It’s | Read More »