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Dodd declares candidacy in 2008 Presidential race

Dodd declares candidacy in 2008 Presidential race

Dodd scheduled an interview on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show to make the announcement. While the senator has indicated for months he was considering a White House bid, he had yet to formalize his intentions. Kathy Sullivan, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire, said in an interview that she had spoken to Dodd and he said, "'I'm not going to do the exploratory thing. I'm going to plunge right in.'" "People really like him. He's very smart. He's also very articulate. And I think he might have the sharpest wit of anyone in the field," Sullivan said. Dodd voted in 2002 to authorize military intervention in Iraq, but has become an outspoken critic of the war and now calls his vote a mistake. He has said he would oppose an escalation of U.S. forces in Iraq and has said Congress should consider withholding funding for such a troop increase. Dodd has been politically active on behalf of other Democrats, raising money and campaigning for candidates across the country and headed the Democratic National Committee from 1995-96. Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic in the 1960's.

Dodd declares candidacy in 2008 Presidential race

Dodd to enter 2008 presidential race

By BETH FOUHY Thu Jan 11, 2:18 AM ET

NEW YORK - Christopher Dodd (news, bio, voting record) joined the House after Watergate, climbed to the Senate a few years later and has made Capitol Hill his political home for three decades. Now the Connecticut Democrat wants to move down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

The 62-year-old senator prepared to declare his candidacy Thursday, joining an already crowded field of presidential hopefuls.

Dodd scheduled an interview on the "Imus in the Morning" radio show to make the announcement. While the senator has indicated for months he was considering a White House bid, he had yet to formalize his intentions.

Dodd planned to travel late Thursday to Iowa, home to the first nominating caucus in January 2008. On Sunday, Dodd intended to visit South Carolina, an early primary state, according to Lachlan MacIntosh, the state party's executive director.

Kathy Sullivan, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire, said in an interview that she had spoken to Dodd and he said, "'I'm not going to do the exploratory thing. I'm going to plunge right in.'"

The 26-year Senate veteran enters a growing field overshadowed by two likely but unannounced candidates â Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) of Illinois. Those two lawmakers are expected to disclose their plans this month.

Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, who leaves office Friday, has announced his presidential candidacy, as have former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson also probably will run.

Dodd's career in Washington began in 1974 when he was elected to the House in the wake of the Watergate scandal. His father, Thomas J. Dodd, served two terms in the Senate; the younger Dodd won a Senate seat in 1980.

Dodd has forged strong ties with labor unions, advocated fiscal accountability for corporations and championed education and other children's issues. This month, he became chairman of the influential Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and is a senior member of the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Sullivan said Dodd had other attributes that would make him appealing to voters.

"People really like him. He's very smart. He's also very articulate. And I think he might have the sharpest wit of anyone in the field," Sullivan said.

Dodd voted in 2002 to authorize military intervention in Iraq, but has become an outspoken critic of the war and now calls his vote a mistake. He has said he would oppose an escalation of U.S. forces in Iraq and has said Congress should consider withholding funding for such a troop increase.

Dodd has been politically active on behalf of other Democrats, raising money and campaigning for candidates across the country and headed the Democratic National Committee from 1995-96.

Dodd and his wife, Jackie Marie Clegg, have two daughters, age 5 and 22 months.




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By George Bush wannbe (ca07-ch01-bl06.va-ashburn0.sa.earthlink.net - 207.69.138.138) on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 1:02 pm: Edit Post

First he was for killing and then he is not.

Where is his position?

Seems to be like another Kerry. Flip Flopper.

Core values come from knowing that killing for the sake for killing a culure is wrong. Dodd supported the war.

By New Hampshire (ca07-ch01-bl06.va-ashburn0.sa.earthlink.net - 207.69.138.138) on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 12:57 pm: Edit Post

This guy has done nothing postive for former volunteers with safety and health concerns. He has deliberately ignored the right thing to do while,many families watched, as there were thousands of safety breaches at Peace Corps.

His staff is rude. They think they know everything. Yet, Ms. O'Connell never served in the Peace Corps. Your staff is a reflection of yourself. When you don't do anything, your staff doesn't do anything either. laziness is typical for him and his staff.

He will meet opposition in his candidacy from former volunteers in New Hampshire and elsewhere. He will get a wake up call, just like Kerry did in NH for not supporting Health and Safety issues in Peace Corps service.

He will get local politics like he has never experienced in Connecticut.

New Hampshire

By Anonymous (80.255.47.251) on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 1:51 am: Edit Post

we want to know what is going on in Kenya conserned about the volunteers was vounteer in Kenya and Zambia are they being puled out What is their story

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-169-181.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.169.181) on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 12:52 pm: Edit Post

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