WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama will campaign for yet another vulnerable Democrat in late October, when he travels to Connecticut to raise money for embattled Sen. Chris Dodd.
Dodd's campaign announced the October 23 event on Thursday in an e-mail to reporters.
"As President Obama has said in the past, Senator Dodd's record is an incredibly strong one on behalf of the people of Connecticut and this country, and he's continuing to work with the President to help reform our healthcare system and make sure our financial regulatory rules protect consumers first and foremost," Dodd's campaign manager Jay Howser said in a release.
Dodd's approval ratings have climbed since last spring, but his approval rating is still only in the 40s - a difficult position for any incumbent. According to a Quinnipiac poll released in September, he trails Republican Rob Simmons - one of several candidates seeking the GOP nomination - by four points in hypothetical general election match-up.
The president has raised money and campaigned for other Democrats facing tough re-election challenges, including Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter and New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine.