Friday, June 23, 2006

Dodd Picks Up $1 Million

Chris Dodd's 2008 presidential campaign raised $1 million at a recent fundraiser.
Sen. Christopher J. Dodd's presidential campaign raised about $1 million in its first major fundraiser this week.
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Dodd's greatest need is to come up with a campaign kitty that will be considered viable. In the insular world of early presidential politics, activists look to the money figures as evidence of credibility and support.

Dodd had about $2 million on hand last month, a number which will clearly grow because of the fundraiser. But he still lags well behind others, notably New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has an estimated $20 million on hand, and 2004 Democratic nominee John F. Kerry, who has about $17 million. (Lightman)

I think that sounds a lot more impressive than it actually is. Still, this could mean he's at least gaining a little credibility.

And why not? Democrats could do worse than Dodd.

Source

Lightman, David. "Dodd Fundraiser Nets $1 Million." Hartford Courant 23 June, 2006.

29 comments:

BRubenstein said...

GC...Dodd doesn't offer the voting public anything new that Hillery Clinton doesnt already offer...and she is certainly much better known and a stronger candidate.Both are squarely party moderates who are pro iraq war,pro patriot act type democrats.

Unless Senator Dodd finds it within himself to offer the public a new different Dodd..Hillery Clinton will ultimately swamp him and he wont get off the ground.

Genghis Conn said...

He offers the fact that he isn't Hillary Clinton. That's a plus right there for Democrats who don't believe she can actually win.

TSCowperthwait said...

Funny thing, lately. I've been agreeing with BRubenstein on a lot of things over the last few days (but not everything of course).

GC makes a good point that Senator Dodd positively offers the fact that he is not Senator Clinton to the pleasure of many, but I just don't see Senator having greater appeal.

BRubenstein said...

GC..his POSITIONS are certainly very close to hers...HENCE he doesn't offer the voters anything new....

BTW...the DNC ( who have a vote in the national convention) ..i was a delegate in the past...plus the CLintonista's will be out in force to ascertain her nomination..and they have the best fundraising system in the party and political operatives everywhere.ANd a former President's help..who will call in any chips he has to effectuate her nomination.

My prediction is that Dodd will hang around awhile...and fold just after New Hampshire...where the real battle will be between a progressive ( maybe Finegold) and Hillery Clinton.

If Hillery Clinton decides not to run...then its wide open...and even Dodd may then have a chance.

bluecoat said...

TSC: it's because BR admitedly comes from a long family of Republicans; I am still trying to figure out why he calls hinself a leftie; just kidding BR...

BRubenstein said...

Bluecoat...My father was a Republican and grandparents were Radicals'..i choose a more moderate path as just a leftie........LMAOOO

bluecoat said...

I know BR you posted that before; the diiference between a ture leftie and a traditional conservative ain't often all that much....

bluecoat said...

Wow, nothing since I went to lunch anywhere; you're a tough guy GC :-)) anyway on the hartford violence story a while back heres a couple of current things: City to offer reward for info on shootings By:Kym Soper, Journal Inquirer 06/23/2006 andOfficer arrested in fatal shooting By: Heather Nann Collins, Journal Inquirer 06/23/2006

AB said...

If the DEMS dont nominate a more moderate, mainstream DEM such as Mark Warner, Evan Bayh or Bill Richardson and instead opt for Hillary or Kerry or feingold, they will ose in 2008. Americans will opt for what they see as a mainstream, centrist candidate and that isnt Hillary or Feingold.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

" Democrats could do worse than Dodd.

How? Mao & Stalin are both dead? Is Gus Hall still around?

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Aaron B. said... " If the DEMS dont nominate a more moderate, mainstream DEM such as Mark Warner, Evan Bayh or Bill Richardson


On the other hand, if the Dems do nominate someone such as Warner; and if the GOP fails to cajole Condi into running and winds up with McCain, Giuliani or worse (back stabbing Frist) the Dems will easily win.

BRubenstein said...

aaron..i hate to break this too you but Hillery is a moderate....voted for the iraq war..patriot act...flag burning amendment...and wants to cut back on Roe vs. Wade...kerry and Finegold are the true progressives here

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AB said...

Authentic CT Republican said "On the other hand, if the Dems do nominate someone such as Warner; and if the GOP fails to cajole Condi into running and winds up with McCain, Giuliani or worse (back stabbing Frist) the Dems will easily win"

Huh...what?! I dont know a single republican who is overly impressed with Condi Rice. Not a one....considering how many republican I know and associate with...thats alot. The GOP needs a conservative candidate who can appeal not only to the GOP base but independents as well. Despite my misgivings about Guliani's liberl leanings...if he runs...he wins. He is so well known and liked, he woudl be very difficult to beat. personally. the best candidate out there not only for the GOP but the country is Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. he is the real deal, a genuine person and leader. Thats what we need...plain and simple.....

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Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Aaron B. said... "
I dont know a single republican who is overly impressed with Condi Rice. Not a one....


Hi Aaron! I'm a member of CT GOP State Central and many of us there are of the belief that w/out Condi on the top of the ticket we're in trouble in 08.


" Despite my misgivings about Guliani's liberl leanings..."


Frankly Aaron, I'd probably support Hillary before I supported that guy.

bluecoat said...

I am not so sure the Democrats should discount John Kerry; he did weel, knows what mistakes he made and of the contenders he is the only one that understands how to prosecute the war on terror...

BRubenstein said...

Angelina..she IS a moderate pursuant to the issues i outlined above...maybe 10 years ago she was a liberal..but SHE has changed...most of us leftist's will be supporting other presidential candidates then her.

BRubenstein said...

acr...is your party treasurer the accountant from newington? is so..give my best to him.

AB said...

Authentic Ct Republican, I dont doubth that there may be republicans out there that liek Condi, but I personally dont know a one. I also dont know of any independents who would vote for her. She isnt the right person for the job.

I really have to question your comments though, when you state you would vote for Hillary over Guiliani? yes he does have some social liberal leanings but do you really think Hillary isnt anything but a wolf in sheeps clothing?

this country needs someone who is genuine, honest and understands what average americans are going through......that isnt Condi....or McCain or Frist......ideally Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is the right guy. If more folks get to meet this guy and here him speak, they will be sold....no doubt about it.

With regard strictly to the party it has been betrayed by people like Frist and specter and Yes the President. President Bush has been anything but a conservative and has proven to be too bullheaded to see, admit and correct his mistakes......

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bluecoat said...

funny how the Republicans had no problem with the H.J. Heinz money when Sen. John Heinz (R-PA) was heir to it before his unfortunate and untimely death...

LitchfieldAngelina said...
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bluecoat said...

the interest is more than enough to fund campaign after campaign...but he won't need it...and I doubt his next opponent will play as dirty as BushII did with him (and McCain before him in SC) and if they do he'll fight back..

LitchfieldAngelina said...
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Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

BRubenstein said... "
acr...is your party treasurer the accountant from newington? is so..give my best to him.


Our treas. is Labriola from Wallingford.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Aaron B. said... "
you would vote for Hillary over Guiliani?
"

Why not, she's no more liberal than he is and seeing as he likes to make believe he's a Republican while she doesn't it appears she has more integrity too.

I think he's a snake.

Mr X said...

2008 who would I support for President I think Chris Dodd would be a good choice But I am sure he wouldnt do well in the Deep South with the religious fanatic base that is there.

Russ Feingold I don't know enough about him yet to say I would or could support him.

John Kerry NO WAY I think he would do worse on a second bid for President.

Im not really thrilled about Hillary Clinton running maybe someone could change my mind on that.

That leaves Evan Bayh, John Edwards and Barack Obama. Obama still needs some seasoning, Edwards of the three has the experience of having run for VP Downside he isnt in office now That leaves Bayh who I believe could run for VP with whomever shakes out for President.

2008 is going to be a lackluster year for both Parties.It will be interesting to see who comes out on top on both sides.

Mr X said...

2008 who would I support for President I think Chris Dodd would be a good choice But I am sure he wouldnt do well in the Deep South with the religious fanatic base that is there.

Russ Feingold I don't know enough about him yet to say I would or could support him.

John Kerry NO WAY I think he would do worse on a second bid for President.

Im not really thrilled about Hillary Clinton running maybe someone could change my mind on that.

That leaves Evan Bayh, John Edwards and Barack Obama. Obama still needs some seasoning, Edwards of the three has the experience of having run for VP Downside he isnt in office now That leaves Bayh who I believe could run for VP with whomever shakes out for President.

2008 is going to be a lackluster year for both Parties.It will be interesting to see who comes out on top on both sides.