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Friday, April 17, 2009

Dodd Receives Almost Non-Existant Monetary Re-Election Campaign Support From His Constituents

Dodd is having a little trouble finding anyone in his home state that actually wants him in the Senate after 2010.

The five-term incumbent reported raising just $4,250 from five Connecticut residents during the first three months of the year while raking in $604,745 from nearly 400 individuals living outside the state.

While incumbents often turn to special interests for early campaign fundraising, Dodd's out-of-state total seems unusually high and comes at a time when he has been plagued by poor approval ratings among state voters.

Five? In a state with over 3.5 million people, only 5 actually like Dodd enough to say they want him back in office so bad that they're willing to contribute to his campaign. Pathetic doesn't begin to describe how this looks for the incument Democratic senator from Connecticut.

The difference in between the contrabutions from those actually voting and those who will not evrn be represented by those they're helping to get into office is startling. It makes me wonder if there should be some sort of regulations put in place to restrict the amount of money flows into campaign from out-of-district or state.

It is getting so ridiculous that people from Hollywood, New York, etc are having a huge impact on elections for people in Minnesota, for example.

The Franken/Coleman race in a perfect example of outside money influencing the election results. Democrat Al Franken received a substantial amount from outside Minnesota especially the Hollywood liberal elite like Ed Norton and Meg Ryan. If Franken had not been able to outspend Coleman by a significant margin because of that out-of-state money, could Franken have been so close with a good chance of winning?

Probably not.

Let's get back to Dodd. His $4,000 and change he received from Connecticut citizens pales in comparison of the money that he received from elseswhere:

He took in $90,795 from Massachusetts residents, $81,550 from Texas, $56,150 from Maryland, and $53,400 from New York.

These are just some examples of the out-of-state contributions Dodd has received from outside sources. Should people in Maryland and Texas be able to influence the race in such a way?

I realize that many outside the state know that Dodd is very vulnerable in the upcoming election. His chances get slimmer every day it seems.

Even in the heavily Democratic state, the liklihood of Dodd getting beaten by a Republican is high. Liberals across the country don't want the GOP to gain any ground in Congress. So, they are willing to pour money into anyone with a "D" after their name to keep the GOP out. Even someone with a record as tarnished as Dodd will receive support from the liberal rich fat cat elites over any conservative.


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