October 5th, 2009
09:16 AM ET
5 years ago

Biden gives Dodd a hand in Connecticut

Joe Biden's heading north Monday to show off some money and to rake in some bucks for fellow Democrats.
Joe Biden's heading north Monday to show off some money and to rake in some bucks for fellow Democrats.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Joe Biden's heading north Monday to show off some money and to rake in some bucks for fellow Democrats.

The vice president travels to Connecticut, where he'll team up with Sen. Chris Dodd and Rep. Jim Himes in Fairfield, to tout how "Recovery Act investments are creating jobs and rebuilding Connecticut's infrastructure," according to a White House press release.

The vice president is expected to praise Dodd and Himes for bringing stimulus money to their state, including millions of dollars for road improvements to the Merritt Parkway.

Dodd is facing a tough bid for re-election next year. Recent polls of Connecticut voters suggest that the five term senator's approval rating is on the rise, but still in negative territory. President Barack Obama headlines a fundraiser for Dodd in Connecticut on October 23.

Before the stimulus event, Biden teams up with Himes for a lunchtime fundraiser. Himes is a freshman representative. He ousted longtime Republican Congressman Chris Shays in last year's election by 3 points in a district Obama won by 20 points.

Later Monday, Biden travels to New York City, where he's the main attraction at a fundraiser for New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes, who's running for the senate next yearv


Filed under: Chris Dodd • Joe Biden
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Paul from Phoenix

    I wonder what the odds were as to who who make the stupider statement, Dodd or Biden.

    October 5, 2009 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  2. Bob in Pa

    I want to see BO and Joe on teh road to raise money from all their friends and supporters for an actual cause. Raise a couple of mills to help shealter the homeless or buy several thousand people health care. They talk all this caring but do nothing unless it is with our money. I think the DNC should say no to all campaign donations unless an equal amount has been donated towards a worthy cause.

    October 5, 2009 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  3. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    How wonderful of the hair plugged gaffer to give this old crony in alcoholic inspired debauchery and questionable ethis a helping hand rather than support real change like the lying Obama team ran on.

    October 5, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. Obama Victim

    dumb......................and dumber

    October 5, 2009 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  5. Ray

    Dodd is a crook and it is telling that Biden lends him a hand. The Democratics party has become the culture of corruption between Rangel, Dodd, and all the rest of the liberal wingnuts that are even stooping to protect ACORN. Pelosi's idea of bringing morality or ethics into the House DNC is a joke.

    October 5, 2009 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  6. gary davis Harbor Oregon

    thats great because chris dodd has done a wonderful job all these years . and the democrates and the people in the state should re elect him . he is a hummble honest man . he represents what this nation was cxreated on honesty and being a public servant to the people for the people and by the people.

    GARY DAVIS
    HARBOR OR.

    October 5, 2009 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  7. Jon

    Yes, disregard that the country is going bankrupt, let's praise the pork that all of these Senators bring back to their states!

    October 5, 2009 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  8. Librals make me want to puke

    Yes Joe, please come and tell us that your dog told you CT should again vote for this crook.

    October 5, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  9. stormerF

    Dodd needs to go,and if lying Biden can help him lose than so be it.

    October 5, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  10. Worley Leminster

    Are people still losing their job in Conn, Biden? This is yours and Obama's economy now.

    October 5, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  11. Razpo

    BOOOOO! BOOOOO! Get rid of the criminal Dodd! Hopefully Schiff takes this loser out of office! Also, why are Biden and Obama appearing at fundraisers for criminals like this? The American People have had enough of your bailouts and taxes!!!

    October 5, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. Doug, New Jersey

    Will Joe tell us all about FDR going on TV when the stock market crashed in 1929?

    Just imagine if a republican said this, like Sarah Palin. There is a major double standard and really when you look at all of them together, you get the correct picture of what the Democrat Party stands for and the type of people who support the Blagobama party. Bin Laden would win this Senate race in Connecticut, and the Governorship in New Jersey if he had a little d next to his name. Democrats in America today are this sick, brainwashed, and manipulated by the party of hate, lies, and narcissism.

    October 5, 2009 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  13. andy

    Having Biden speak for you is dangerous. The voices in his head may speak for him and then you got trouble.. Anyway, goodbye Dodd, hope you have a job lined up.

    October 5, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  14. Enough

    The circus comes to town!! These 2 clowns together ought to be pretty entertaining. Dodd needs to go, his hand in the housing crisis shouldn't go unpunished. Time to clean house, starting with Dodd and Reid.

    October 5, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. phoenix86

    Interesting that the VP is actively campaigning for Dodd, who is constantly under investigation for ethics and corruption.

    October 5, 2009 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
1 2