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Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd expected to announce retirement, sources say
WaPo (Just a teaser right now) ^ | January 5, 2009

Posted on 01/05/2010 9:05:33 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative

Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.), a leading Democrat whose political star fell along with the nation's economy, is expected to announce Wednesday that he has decided against running for reelection this November, according to sources briefed on the decision. Dodd, in his fifth term, chairs the Senate Banking Committee. His retirement would be the second such announcement by a Senate Democrat in 24 hours; North Dakota's Byron Dorgan said Tuesday that he would not run this fall.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 111th; chrisdodd; connecticut; ct2010; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dodd; doddscandal; doddscandals; dud; onarail; runoutoftown; waitresssandwich
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1 posted on 01/05/2010 9:05:34 PM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Too bad, in a way. I think he would have been pretty easy to defeat.


2 posted on 01/05/2010 9:06:37 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Hmm, a lot of Dems are abandoning ship all the sudden.


3 posted on 01/05/2010 9:06:55 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

....and another one bites the dust!


4 posted on 01/05/2010 9:06:55 PM PST by LUV W (When Obama says (over and over) "let me be clear" you can interpret it as "let me lie to you"!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Jumping like rats from a sinking ship.. what is that, three major players this week?


5 posted on 01/05/2010 9:07:38 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

If true, would be the most intelligent thing he has ever done.


6 posted on 01/05/2010 9:07:40 PM PST by doc1019 (To call Obama a bumbling idiot would be an insult to bumbling idiots worldwide.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

I mean what is up...all these evildoers quitting...good riddance...


7 posted on 01/05/2010 9:07:45 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: rdl6989
Hmm, a lot of Dems are abandoning ship all the sudden.

Yeah, what's up with that?

8 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:12 PM PST by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

The question is “What do THEY know that we don’t know yet?”

When the rats start jumping off the ship makes me wonder if they aren’t dropping out so they can re-establish themselves somewhere else because the ship is definitely going down....

I worry that maybe they know that the country is headed for dictatorship and they are stepping down now to avoid being the first against the wall when the Obama backed “People’s /SEIU/ACORN Revolution comes”.....


9 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:32 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Taking the moolah and running.....away.....need to have a law banning Senators from being lobbyists, etc.


10 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:33 PM PST by goodnesswins (Become a Precinct Committee Person/Officer....in the GOP...or do NOT complain.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Too bad...I was looking forward to seeing him get trounced. Wonder what ambassadorship B.O. has in store for him. Stewardesses beware.


11 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:38 PM PST by LostInBayport (When the riders in the cart outnumber those pulling the cart, the cart stops moving. My back hurts.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
That's the second best thing that could happen with Dodd .
12 posted on 01/05/2010 9:08:50 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Bet he’ll book a flight to Ireland right after he leaves, and live there. That’s what I would do If I were him. Wish he’d take Senator Frank with him.


13 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:01 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Don't blame me, I voted for Palin! And I will AGAIN!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Dodd has to resign. He knows if he runs he’s gonna get his ass whipped big time.


14 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:11 PM PST by upchuck (The horse is in the pasture. The barn door is wide-open. Obama wants to know who made the hinges.)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/senate/chris-dodd-to-step-aside.html


15 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:12 PM PST by Oystir
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Can we tar and feather the bastard first?


16 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:25 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Stolen all he could,
helped enslave the nation with tyrannical health care.
Time to take the spoils and retire to that estate in Ireland.
History will not be kind to these traitors.


17 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:35 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

These guys aren’t jumping; they’re being pushed!


18 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:46 PM PST by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

just got this from WaPost, too...

shocking /s

(although with Dorgan and Dodd both annoucing SOOOO close together it makes me wonder what’s coming down the pipeline newswise for Bank of America (since it bought out Countrywide))

just a little suspicious...


19 posted on 01/05/2010 9:09:56 PM PST by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative

Will he be drunk with power and stuffed with pocket?


20 posted on 01/05/2010 9:10:48 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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