June 22nd, 2009
02:15 PM ET
5 years ago

Ted Kennedy stars in new Dodd TV ad

The Dodd campaign is out with a new ad that features Sen. Ted Kennedy.
The Dodd campaign is out with a new ad that features Sen. Ted Kennedy.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, once again has some high-powered help in his 2010 re-election bid.

Dodd began airing a new television ad Sunday that features his long time friend, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts.

"Quality health care as a fundamental right has been the cause of my life," Kennedy says in the 30-second TV spot. "And Chris Dodd has been my closest ally in this fight."

Kennedy adds that "I believe that with Chris Dodd's leadership, our families will finally have accessible, affordable health care."

The Connecticut Democrat has already aired an ad featuring President Obama praising his work on credit card reform legislation.

The Kennedy ad is running state-wide on broadcast and cable outlets Dodd campaign manager Jay Howser told CNN. Howser said the campaign is spending at least $100,000 for the ad that is scheduled to run for at least a week.

Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer, is the chairman of one of the congressional committees charged with crafting the Democrats' health care reform bill. Dodd has taken a leading role in championing the legislation in Kennedy's absence.

Public polling now indicates that Dodd faces a difficult re-election in 2010.


Filed under: Chris Dodd • Health care • Political ads • Ted Kennedy
soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Frank, Kennedy and Dodd should be in prison

    These two crooked never worked day in their lives Liberla hacks make such a nice couple.

    Dumb and dumber was the name of the movie I think.

    Can't wait till Mary Jo gets to slap kennedy in the face for COWARDLY leaving her to die.

    Jon in Ca put it best, the two faces for term limits and that includes the Republicansas well.

    Can you Liberal sheep make the same type of statement, nevermind, bahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Obama is great, bahhhhhhhhhh.

    June 22, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Henry Miller

    @The Unshrub

    Henry Miller:

    The question should be: where in the constitution does it prevent government from helping the people? Thomas Jefferson once said that the reason of government is to make peoples lives better.

    Basically in the Tenth Amendment:

    "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. "

    The Federal government can't just give itself powers–doing so implicitly takes them away from the states or the people.

    If the Federal government wants to impose socialised medicine on the US, the only legal way to do it is by the passage of a Constitutional amendment to that effect.

    June 22, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  3. The Original No Incumbents 2010

    Ask yourself, Is my life better now than it was 153 days ago?
    Do I feel safer than I did 153 days ago?
    Do I have more financial security than I did 153 days ago?
    Am I more confident than I was 153 days ago?
    Does the future look brighter worldwide than it did 153 days ago?
    Do I have more hope and change than I di 153 dyas ago?

    June 22, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
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