Sen. Dodd is not unelectable, stammers Dodd

Just a few weeks ago respected electoral handicapper Cook Political Report declared scandal-ridden Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd a dead senator walking: “It is increasingly clear to both independent analysts and Democratic leaders that Dodd is just too badly damaged to have a decent shot at getting re-elected, almost regardless of who wins the Republican nomination.”

Today, in a desperate move to counteract the impression he's unelectable, released an internal poll he personally commissioned showing that he's tied with potential GOP candidate and former WWE CEO Linda McMahon and losing to ex-Congressman Rob Simmons by 5 percent.

“And this is supposed to be good news,” quips Hotline.

But speaking of revealing internal documents to the public, one of the reasons that Dodd is flailing so badly in the polls is the fact he promised to release his mortgage papers for public examination. He made this pledge after it was revealed that as the head of the Senate Banking Committee Dodd got a sweetheart deal on his Capitol Hill townhouse from the CEO of a mortgage company he was supposed to be overseeing. Said mortgage company later foundered after taking on too many subprime loansand  was sold to Bank of America. All the while, Dodd was asleep at the oversight wheel.

It's been 516 days since Dodd promised to release his mortgage papers. We're still waiting

Beltway ConfidentialUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Charles Joseph, who is represented by the San Francisco Public Defender’s office, is facing deportation to Fiji. <ins>(Courtesy photo)</ins>
Giving immigrants a second chance after incarceration

Legislation would allow some faced with deportation a chance to challenge their old convictions

The San Francisco Police Department released body camera footage of the alleged assault on Dacari Spiers. (Via SFPD Body Cam)
SF police officer to stand trial for assault over baton beating

A San Francisco police officer who prosecutors say unnecessarily beat a man… Continue reading

Mayor London Breed announced The City’s return to the red tier for COVID-19 precautions at Pier 39 on Tuesday<ins>, March 2, 2021</ins>. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
San Francisco enters red COVID tier, indoor dining to resume

Museums and gyms can reopen with capacity limits

Cole Odin Berggren, community programs director and drum and DJ instructor at Blue Bear School of Music in The City, holds a JackTrip device, which he says has greatly improved students’ experience of making music online. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
COVID-era musicians beginning to make connections

Software eliminates pesky delay plaguing most systems

Under the new plan, Twin Peaks Boulevard would be reserved exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists until Christmas Tree Point.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA board approves new plan for Twin Peaks Boulevard

Cuts vehicle-free space by half. Neighbors say crime, vandalism will still abound

Most Read