May 29th, 2009
11:22 AM ET
6 years ago

Dodd releases first 2010 ad

Sen. Dodd's new ad focuses on his role in getting recent credit card reform legislation passed.
Sen. Dodd's new ad focuses on his role in getting recent credit card reform legislation passed.

(CNN) - Nearly 18 months before voters head to the polls, Sen. Chris Dodd is out with his first campaign ad.

The 30-second television spot, entitled "Years," relies heavily on the image and voice of President Barack Obama.

The ad opens with an image of Obama from last week when he signed credit card reform legislation. Roughly half of the ad also features a recording of the president discussing the recently enacted bill and Dodd's role in getting the legislation passed.

"I want to give a special shout-out to Chris Dodd who has been a relentless fighter to get this done," the president says in the ad as an image of Obama, Dodd, and several other Members of Congress appears on screen.

The ad then details aspects of the bill designed to protect consumers in their use of credit cards.

The ad begins airing Friday on broadcast and cable outlets across much of Connecticut, according to Dodd's campaign manager Jay Howser. The spot will run for one week.

The ad comes a day after the Connecticut Democrat's office issued a lengthy memo detailing the senator's recent work on behalf of constituents.

Earlier this week, a Quinnipiac University poll also suggested Dodd's standing with Connecticut voters is improving.

The poll indicates that Dodd trails Republican challenger Rob Simmons, a former congressman, by 6 points. That's down from a 16 point deficit in a Quinnipiac poll released in early April.

The survey also suggests that Dodd's approval rating has jumped 5 points, to 38 percent, from his all time low of 33 percent in the April poll. Fifty-three percent of Connecticut voters disapprove of the job Dodd's doing as a senator, down five points from early April.

The poll also indicates that half of Connecticut voters don't think Dodd should run for re-election, with 39 percent saying he should make a bid for another term.


Filed under: 2010 • Chris Dodd • Connecticut
soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. Fed up

    Yet again...Photo op for Obama Bin Laden... Yep that's right, He has done alot of signing and speaking ..."about himself" meanwhile North Korea shot another missle.... Oh and he created another job.... for one of his lying,tax cheating racists friends!!!!

    He is DESTROYING AMERICA!!!!!

    May 29, 2009 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. Tom Paine

    Dodd is criminally incompetent. A true idiot who has been living off the people of Connecticut for long enough. Good riddance.

    May 29, 2009 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  3. Carine

    Unbelievable , that anybody would even consider re-electing him.
    He has been less than honest and certainly didn't abide by an ethical code during his public service.
    Time to elect some decent men and women to work on behalf of and for the American people.

    May 29, 2009 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  4. pam Eugene OR

    I am a Dem and I think it is past time for Dodd, Pelosi,Reid and Franks to go. I want them replaced by Dems who are not so power hungry and are willing to work with our President. I think Pelosi is the worst!

    May 29, 2009 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  5. JLS

    Chris Dodd is going to get beaten so bad, it won't be funny. He better break out all his ammo, cause he's going to need it!!

    May 29, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  6. No More Incumbents

    Instant term limits. Vote out all incumbents until we get true representation.

    May 29, 2009 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  7. Proud DHS radical

    Dodd is a liberal, crooked democrat...which means he should be a shoe-in for reelection.

    May 29, 2009 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  8. dan

    Good Job Dodd, now THATS getting things done for US!!!

    May 29, 2009 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. Lori

    Funny how the Republicans are outraged at Dodds but place NO blame on the Commander in Chief/the President of the UNITED STATES at the time- GEORGE W BUSH. It's like the CEO of a company blaming an employee for the lack of success of his company. Dodd takes blame but nearly enough as the 'Man In Charge' Bush.

    May 29, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. Tate

    This guy should be in jail with his buddy who ran country wide. Why has this guy not been in front of congress about deals given to his buddies in congress or giving loans that would never be paid back. They both should be in prison together.

    May 29, 2009 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  11. So Busy Blaming

    I am a died in the wool (or sheeps clothing)conservative. I can not see where any of this Demobrat, Repugnant chatter is helpful in the over all sceme of things. Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, George Bush's cabinet ALL need to answer for their participation in the financial disaster that was created. The Demobrats took control of the House in 2006, they could've, had they stopped whinning, curtailed the devasting effect. The Repugnants, had their hands all over this as well with the open borders, allow free handed foreign investment(without regulation)anywhere.
    I would not be suprised to find that we, The United States of America, have been paying Osama Bin Ladens motel bill right in the middle of downtown Kabul.
    I heard a statement the other day that just flew all over me; "As a Democrat Majority they are charged with doing OBama's Bidding, just as, when a Republican Majority they were charged with doing Bush's Bidding".
    DON'T they realize they are there to do "OUR BIDDING", we elect them, some for toooooo long. But they are "hired and fired" by us the U.S. electorate. I hope "WE THE PEOPLE" wise up and start sending more and more independants to OUR GOVERNMENT.

    May 29, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  12. INDEPENDENT

    This guy needs to go, and we here in Michigan are a welfare state thanks to the DEMS.

    The auto campanies have been broke for years.

    over paid and under worked workers [UAW]

    now the tax payers will foot the bill= SOCIALISM

    May 29, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  13. AUSTIN,TX

    fed up.....I have an idea, why don't you leave America

    May 29, 2009 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  14. Rick CT

    And at the same time, his bill has a special enforcement action that thrills the NRA. As a result of Dodd's bill, we can now carry concealed weapons into National Parks. A great way to respond to my friendly credit card company if they still try to abuse me. Go Dodd -- straight to jail for all your crooked deals.

    May 29, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  15. Rick CT

    Hey Jefe, look at the market history. Currently it's only flat from the time Obama took office. Your "massive recovery" is only from the massive drop that occured in the first 45 days Obama held office. If you track the market from the time Obama was elected, it's still down double digits.

    I won't even talk about all the trust Iran and North Korea have shown – and the trust shown by rest of the world's impotent response.

    May 29, 2009 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  16. Steve (the real one)

    Jefe May 29th, 2009 12:05 pm ET
    So-called "Conservatives" are more likely to have less education, lower-paying jobs, higher debt-to-income levels, and are more likely to be late or non-payers. Don't believe the hype, research the facts.
    -------------------
    Really,

    I am a conseravtive, have a Master's degree, a well paying job, AND paying off my last credit card bill in June! Toss a blanket on your bed and not in stupid statements! (blanket statements, just to make it clear)!.

    May 29, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  17. David

    Dodd needs to be shown the door. On second thought, he needs tossed out of the door. He and Frank, Paulson, Geithner, Volcker, Greenspan, Bernanke, etc. are traitors to this country. They are ruining it along with the international bankers and military-industrial complex.

    May 29, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  18. fella from Chicago

    If I was a Dem I wouldn't be too quick to align myself with Obama. By 2010 South Korea and Israel may be radioactive due to the President's inability to stand up to the North and Iran, we'll still be in Afghanistan losing American lives, and the "great" stimulus package would have tanked and the economy will be nose-diving back into oblivion. Yep, better to disassociate yourself from the President.

    May 29, 2009 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  19. Dont blame me

    Chris Dodd is one criminal that belongs behind bars.

    May 29, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  20. David

    AUSTIN,TX May 29th, 2009 12:25 pm ET

    fed up…..I have an idea, why don't you leave America
    ----------------

    typical.
    A person you don't agree with and you say to leave. That's ignorant. We are Americans and we are entitled to our opinions and are guaranteed it by our Constitution.

    May 29, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  21. Go home Dodd

    Dodd is one of the biggest problems in DC. He was one of the top 3 recipients of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and AIG when he held the Finance Oversight Chairmanship and when both those institutions were tanking and he was rolling in their dough. He fought against tougher audit of Fannie Mae and turned his back on the mess that is AIG. Even after AIG tanked, Dodd tried to get the execuitves to keep their multi million dollar bonuses. Dodd is in the back pocket of Wall Street. He is the poster child for bad politicians, CT could do much better than Dodd

    May 29, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  22. barbara

    It wasnt the regulations, it was the regulators!

    Chriss Dodd will be elected again because the people of his state like him for the crook that he is.

    May 29, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  23. Dawn in Pa

    Hey you guys, listen to this....

    it is great for Credit Card reform, how many people scream when your interst is raise from 15% to 29%. Most bankruptcy happens when you cannot pay your high interest and they will always charge you late fees.
    the next that can cause Bankruptcy is medical cost. Funny this is another thing that Obama wants reformed.

    You know we put these people in office and yes we can get them out.

    As for North Korea, they started to play around with nuclear energy long before Obama took the oath of office, now if this was Bush? We would be in another war and that would make 3 wars and we have no men to fight... Saddle up folk it is DRAFT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  24. Lori

    @ Steve (the real one): Really, I am a conseravtive, have a Master's degree, a well paying job, AND paying off my last credit card bill in June! Toss a blanket on your bed and not in stupid statements! (blanket statements, just to make it clear)!.
    _____________________________________________-
    But Steve, you're the 5% of the Republican party that laughs at the other 95% of the party (the uneducated and the poor ones) for voting against their own economic interests. I don't blame you... I'm just saying.

    May 29, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  25. Jeke is all wet

    "So-called "Conservatives" are more likely to have less education, lower-paying jobs, higher debt-to-income levels, and are more likely to be late or non-payers. Don't believe the hype, research the facts." Jeke

    Hey Jeke I am a Conservative; I own a national firm; I earn high 6 figures; I own three homes; I have no debt; and I hold two masters degrees.

    Gee Jeke, where did you get your degree – Mac Donalds Training School for French Fry Chefs?

    Jeke is an illustration of the brainpower behind the liberal Democratic Oblamo change - change like this we do not need

    May 29, 2009 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
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