April 1, 2009
CHRIS DODD UPDATE: Dodd Foe: Senator Violated Public’s Trust.
Twenty-eight-year Senate veterans do not typically find themselves battling for their political lives. But Dodd’s re-election has been rated a toss-up by nonpartisan handicappers because of a string of controversies: as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Dodd has been caught up in the fury surrounding bonuses for AIG executives; he received favorable treatment on two mortgages from Countrywide Financial; he got an eyebrow-raising deal on a house in Ireland; and, most galling to Simmons, he moved his family to Iowa in 2007 in furtherance of his presidential ambitions.
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