Just waking up listening to WFSB in Hartford – the local CBS affiliate – and they are referencing an Associated Press story in the Washington Times. Sen. Dodd will not seek re-election this November. Looks like you can peal off those Dump Dodd bumper stickers.
From the Associated Press and Washington Times, with an official announcement from Dodd today at noon ET from his home in East Haddam, Iowa … Ireland … Connecticut. (sorry…)
Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, a five-term Democrat whose political stock began falling after the financial meltdown and his failed 2008 presidential bid, has decided not to seek re-election in November, Democratic officials told Associated Press early Wednesday.
Dodd was expected to make an announcement Wednesday. The officials who disclosed his plans would speak only on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement. The Washington Post first reported Dodd’s decision.
Update: Alex Isenstadt and Josh Kraushaar at Politico report Connecticut Attorney General Dick Blumenthal is all in.
Now Democrats expect that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will run in Dodd’s place, giving the party a stronger nominee in a race that was widely believed to be a toss-up.
A top national Democrat said Blumenthal’s candidacy was all but certain. “He’s totally in,” said the Democrat