June 2nd, 2007
04:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Chris Dodd is hot

Dodd focuses on energy in latest ad.

CONCORD, New Hampshire (CNN) - Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd was hot this morning. And it’s not just because of the unusually warm weather here in New Hamsphire.

A fired-up Dodd spoke at the New Hampshire State Democratic Party Convention in Concord. The Senator from Connecticut got the crowd going with his proposals on getting U.S. troops out of Iraq and his energy plan to combat global warming. What also made Dodd hot was the temperature. It was in the mid 80’s outside and around 100 degrees inside the gymnasium where the convention was taking place.

The Democratic presidential candidate is spending more and more time discussing his energy proposals, and they are focus of a new ad. His campaign is now airing its third commercial. The ads have been playing in Iowa and New Hampshire. Dodd national press secretary Christy Setzer tells CNN to expect more ads in the near future.

Meeting with reporters right after his speech, the Senate Banking Chairman said he enjoys the kind of close contact with voters that you get here in New Hampshire. Dodd said New Hampshire voters demand clear answers to the issues and he touted what he called his bold proposals.

After speaking in Concord, Dodd is off to Iowa to talk tonight at a Democratic party dinner. Sunday night, Dodd and his seven Democratic presidential rivals face off at Saint Anselm College just outside of Manchester, New Hampshire in a debate sponsored by CNN, WMUR, and the New Hampshire Union Leader. That’s at 7 pm ET on CNN.

The Republican presidential candidates do battle at the same location on Tuesday night at 7 pm ET.

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

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