Dodd with Secretary of State William Gardner after filing for the New Hampshire Primary.
CONCORD, New Hampshire (CNN) - Greeted by "Firefighters for Dodd" and other campaign supporters, Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd on Friday, became the first Democratic presidential candidate to file for the New Hampshire primary.
New Hampshire Secretary of State, William Gardner, was in attendance and handed him a pen to sign his name on the application. When Dodd realized the pen was dry, he replied, “No ink in here. Where’s the Republican!” Gardner advised Dodd to “use your own pen.”
At a press conference following the filing, Dodd explained why New Hampshire and Iowa are so important to his campaign.
“This is very good for the country,” Dodd said. “If New Hampshire and Iowa did not exist, I don’t think I could be at this table today, candidly. We ought to have a process that allows people of talent and ability and experience to run for the presidency without having to be multi-millionaires or have the access to multimillions here. That’s what would happen if you eliminate this process.”
Dodd is registering at around 1 percent in most polls.
Related video: Watch a clip of Sen. Dodd in New Hampshire on Friday
– CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla
OMG!! Does this guy look satanic or what???!!!
Nice photo Dodd...please stay away from playgrounds and schools.
Why isn't there any coverage of the fact that Dodd is responsible for placing a hold on the FISA reauthorization vote?
Someone needs to tell this guy to stop saying "here". It's a verbal tick, and it grates on the nerves.
Could they possible have found a worse picture of Mr Dodd?
He's got a point about multi-millionaires being the most likely winners. Money makes this country run.
But why can't we have a new campaign rule that candidates can only spend a set amt. on advertising – all of them allowed an equal amt. to raise and spend.
OMG. Not against people's appearances, but he looked scary.
He looks like a reticulated python about to strike and rap his coils around his next prey – the forked tongue is about to dart out and the Secretary of State is admiring Dodds long thick body slithering on the floor.
Just some fun...
Remember when Dodd was hiding the guy who they wanted to question for funneling money to the Clinton/Gore campaign in the 90's....yeah....me too....
Could he look anymore evil in that picture?