In yet another sign that Chris Dodd’s problems are very much on the national radar, Time is running a piece focusing on Dodd and his potentially difficult re-election battle. A good piece to read, though I’m guessing most people visiting this site are well aware of Dodd’s issues.
Rob Simmons said he’d let us know about his decision around the Ides of March, which is this coming Sunday. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an announcement from him late this week or early next week. Sam Caligiuri could get into the race soon, too, if that’s the way he’s leaning. Both candidates have their strengths, and a primary between them would not necessarily be a bad thing if both have strong fundraising.
There’s still an opening here, I believe, for an ambitious Democrat to primary Dodd.
Joe Loves Barack
In other Senate news, Joe Lieberman is now the very best of friends with Barack Obama. Awwww. Lieberman, who had taken a hard line against Obama during the campaign, has had nothing but nice things to say about the president ever since Obama stepped in to save Lieberman’s committee chair. Now, instead of an enemy in the Democratic caucus, Obama has a valuable (if fickle) ally. Well played.