Here’s the headline from the JI: Simmons weighs run for Senate
And about time. Dodd’s vulnerable … his tenure alone makes him vulnerable. Add to that his reluctance to come clean on his mortgages and his stunning lack of leadership at best and complicity at worst during the mortgage meltdown makes him a liability as a representative of the people. Enter Rob Simmons.
Robert R. Simmons, the former state business advocate and 2nd District congressman, said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge Gov. M. Jodi Rell should his fellow Republican run for re-election, but that he might try for the state’s top job if she doesn’t.
The one-time CIA officer, who during a Journal Inquirer interview said several times that he was continuing “to look for opportunities for public service,” also acknowledged that he was considering a race against U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, a five-term Democrat.
Losing Simmons in Congress was a tremendous loss for Connecticut. I can tell you personally he is a man of great integrity, and a frequent guest on the show. A former CIA intelligence officer, he is a patriot, statesman and a man of the people. He would represent the people of this state well. He certainly knows the definition of VIP, and he knows that if it doesn’t apply to every citizen of the state then it does not apply to him either.