Christopher Dodd hopes to get a boost from President Obama as he airs the first TV ad in his 2010 re-election bid.
The 30-second spot set to air statewide in Connecticut on Friday features Obama praising the Democrat for his work crafting the new credit card reform bill that the president signed into law last week. Dodd chairs the Senate Banking Committee.
After all of the trouble that Dodd has had with his scandals, especially regarding AIG and Countrywide, he is way behind his Republican counterpart in the latest polls:
He faces the toughest re-election fight of his five terms in the Senate. A Quinnipiac University Poll released this week showed Dodd trailing former Republican congressman Rob Simmons 45-39 percent. Dodd is one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing re-election next year.
This will definately be one to watch over the next year and a half.