Digital News Report – Democrat Senator from Connecticut, Christopher Dodd, announced he would be retiring rather than run for re-election. Representing the state since 1981, Dodd said “Every six years over the past three decades, I have invited you to join me at our home to share in my decision to seek election and re-election to the United States Senate.”
Now that the senator is free from election concerns, political insiders believe increases the chances of an overhaul of Wall Street regulations. Free from concerns of raising money and lobbyists, he is less likely to be beholden to special interests.
“What is different about today, however, is not to announce the beginning of yet another campaign for the Senate, but rather to announce that after 35 years of representing the people of Connecticut in the United States Congress, I will not be a candidate for re-election this November,” the Senator said.
By: Tim Edwards