From The Fix’s (WaPo) Friday Senate Line:
3. Connecticut (D): There are signs that Sen. Chris Dodd (D) has hit rock bottom and is starting the long climb back now. Dodd brought in more than $1 million in the first quarter of the year (a vast improvement over his showing in the final three months of 2008) and watched as his likeliest challenger, former Rep. Rob Simmons, decided against raising any money in the quarter — essentially granting Dodd a $1.4 million headstart. Couple the money with the fact that Simmons is likely to face former Ambassador Tom Foley, who has personal money to spend, in the GOP primary, and the outlook starts to look slightly more optimistic for Dodd. Still, when a poll shows an incumbent down by 16 points, it’s never a good sign. (Previous ranking: 4)
There are some signs that Dodd’s free fall has, at least, been slowed. March was a terrible month for him; April has been far kinder. That, of course, doesn’t mean he’s out of the woods–just that things aren’t getting any worse. What do you think?