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  Dodd, Chris
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameChris Dodd
AddressPutnam Park 100 Great Meadow Road
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109, United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://dodd.senate.gov
Born May 27, 1944
Died Still Living (69 years)
ContributorArmyDem
Last ModifiedMr. Matt
Sep 25, 2012 03:47pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - Cancer - U.S. Army - U.S. National Reserve - Catholic - Straight -
InfoChristopher John Dodd

Dodd's commitment to public service and human rights was instilled at an early age by his parents, the late Senator Thomas J. Dodd and Grace Murphy Dodd. Thomas Dodd was one of the lead prosecutors during the Nuremberg war crimes tribunals before he was elected to the United States Senate. Dodd is the first Connecticut son to follow his father into the Senate and the youngest person ever elected to the United States Senate in Connecticut history. He is also the first Connecticut Senator popularly elected to four terms.

Following his graduation from Providence College, Dodd, who is fluent in Spanish, spent two years in the Peace Corps working in a rural village in the Dominican Republic. Upon returning to the United States, Dodd enlisted in the Army and served in the reserves. In 1972, he earned a law degree from the University of Louisville School of Law. He practiced law in New London before his election to Congress in 1974, where he served three terms in the House of Representatives on behalf of Connecticut?s Second District.

Dodd was born May 27, 1944, in Willimantic, Connecticut, the fifth of six children. Senator Dodd lives in East Haddam with his wife, Jackie Marie Clegg, and their daughter Grace, born September 13, 2001.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/27/2010-10/29/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 36.00% ( 0.0) 52.00% ( 2.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
09/30/2010-10/02/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 36.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
07/07/2010-07/13/2010 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 2.0) 54.00% ( 4.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
06/02/2010-06/08/2010 Quinnipiac University 36.00% ( 1.0) 58.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
03/09/2010-03/15/2010 Quinnipiac University 35.00% ( 1.0) 58.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
01/08/2010-01/12/2010 Quinnipiac University 36.00% ( 6.0) 58.00% ( 6.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)
07/16/2009-07/20/2009 Quinnipiac University 42.00% ( 1.0) 52.00% ( 4.0) 6.00% ( 5.0)
02/04/2009-02/08/2009 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 6.0) 48.00% ( 7.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
12/11/2008-12/15/2008 Quinnipiac University 47.00% ( 4.0) 41.00% ( 7.0) 12.00% ( 3.0)
06/26/2008-06/29/2008 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 9.0) 34.00% ( 9.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/19/2008-09/23/2008 Pulsar Research and Consulting of Vernon 43.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 21, 2011 07:00pm General M.P.A.A. and Christopher Dodd Said to Be Near Deal  Article COSDem 
Aug 09, 2009 12:00am Editorial Dodd Exonerated On Mortgages  Article Craverguy 
Aug 05, 2009 12:05am General Protestor In Connecticut: "Treat" Dodd With Handful Of Painkillers And Whiskey  Article Forwardista 
Jul 31, 2009 12:25pm News Dodd diagnosed with prostate cancer  Article Monsieur 
Jun 19, 2009 08:40am Op-Ed by Candidate A Strong Public Option  Article Craverguy 
Jun 04, 2009 05:25am Profile A wild and crazy Senate  Article Craverguy 

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FAMILY
Wife Jackie Clegg Dodd Jun 18, 1999-
Father Thomas J. Dodd 1907-1971
Brother Thomas J. Dodd 1935-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  01/03/2009 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chairperson Won 56.52% (+13.04%)
  06/03/2008 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.09% (-47.86%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 0.01% (-62.42%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.21% (-46.72%)
  11/02/2004 CT US Senate Won 66.35% (+34.22%)
  11/03/1998 CT US Senate Won 65.15% (+32.78%)
  01/21/1995 DNC Chair Won 50.00% (+0.00%)
  12/02/1994 US Senate Minority Leader Lost 48.94% (-2.13%)
  11/03/1992 CT US Senate Won 58.81% (+20.69%)
  11/04/1986 CT US Senate Won 64.76% (+29.92%)
  11/04/1980 CT US Senate Won 56.34% (+13.43%)
  11/07/1978 CT District 2 Won 69.91% (+39.84%)
  11/02/1976 CT District 2 Won 65.07% (+30.98%)
  11/05/1974 CT District 02 Won 59.02% (+19.81%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 D Elena Kagan
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
CT US Senate - Nov 07, 2006 D Ned Lamont
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 ID Joe Lieberman
VA US Senate - D Primary - Jun 13, 2006 D Jim Webb
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts, Jr.
CT - District 02 - D Primary - Aug 10, 2004 D Jim Sullivan
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 ID Joe Lieberman
US Attorney General - Jan 20, 2001 R John Ashcroft
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David H. Souter
US Secretary of Defense - Mar 09, 1989 R John G. Tower
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
CT US President - D Primary - Mar 25, 1980 D Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy