Chris Dodd raises $1 million (but almost zilch from Connecticut)
Who says Chris Dodd can't win reelection? He's just running in the wrong state.
First quarter fund raising reports are out, and so far this year the embattled Connecticut Senator has raised over $1 million for his 2010 campaign. Of that, just over $4,000 came from Connecticut residents -- all five of them.
Dodd may want to move to Massachusetts where he's raised $90,000 so far. He's pretty popular in Texas too, raising $81,000 down there. Or do some kind of a weird Maryland/New York combo-meal thing as residents have combined in those two states to give him more than $100,000.
Despite having a 33 percent approval rating and being the poster child for the AIG executive bonus fiasco, he's got one big supporter with some clout.
"I can't say it any clearer: I will be helping Chris Dodd because he deserves the help," Obama told the Boston Globe.
"Chris is going through a rough patch," he said. "He just has an extraordinary record of accomplishment, and I think the people in Connecticut will come to recognize that. . . . He always has his constituencies at heart, and he's somebody I'm going to be relying on and working very closely with to shepherd through the types of regulatory reforms we need."
The Boston Herald wonders if there are politicians who have even less hometown support than Dodd.
Yes, they announce. Patrick Kennedy wins that honor.