January 4 - Hartford Courant: RPCV Senator Dodd reported considering run for US Presidency

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RPCV Senator Dodd reported considering run for US Presidency

Read and comment on this report from the Hartford Courant that Senator Dodd may be considering a run for the Presidency in 2004.

If Senator Dodd decides to run he will be the second Returned Peace Corps Volunteer to run for the Presidency. The late Senator Paul Tsongas made a strong showing in the Democratic primaries in 1992 against Bill Clinton. Founding Peace Corps Director Sargent Shriver was the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 1972.

Senator Dodd represents Connecticut in the Senate and chairs the Senate subcommittee that oversees the Peace Corps. Read the full story at:

Report Says Dodd Considering Democratic Presidential Bid*

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Report Says Dodd Considering Democratic Presidential Bid

January 4, 2002

The Hartford Courant

WASHINGTON -- Persistent whispers that Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd may be contemplating a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 hit "The Hotline" Thursday.

The daily online newsletter for political junkies quoted from a Dec. 30 syndicated column by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak.

Novak wrote that Dodd "has advised friends that he is considering a run" for the nomination and has "indicated he will decide soon," the Hotline report said.

A Dodd run, Novak opined, would be complicated by the presidential aspirations of Dodd's Connecticut colleague, Democratic Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, the party's 2000 vice presidential nominee.

Dodd was "out of pocket" Thursday, his staffer Tom Lenard said.

But Dodd spokesman Marvin Fast issued this statement in response to the Novak's report: "Sen. Dodd is honored to represent the people of Connecticut and that is where his focus lies. Beyond that, he has made no decisions regarding his political future."

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