WaPo: Chris Dodd (D-CT) expected to announce retirement Wednesday…
1/6 Update 8:34 am: CT AG Richard Blumenthal just announced on Squawk Box he WILL be running for Dodd’s seat. Hey, better Blumie than Dodd. Let’s hope it is harder for corpocrats to spin Blumie to being anti consumer after his many years of fighting FOR consumers in CT. And if you are in the GOP check out Rob Simmons also running for the seat. Blumenthal has a press conference scheduled for 230pm today in CT.
12:15am EST: WaPo breaking it…fingers crossed it’s true! Excellent!!
Conn. Sen. Chris Dodd expected to announce retirement, sources say 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.