The Associated Press is reporting that U.S. Senator Chris Dodd will begin running the first television advertisement of the 2010 campaign season tomorrow with a 30 second spot that will air statewide.
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.
The report goes on to note that the TV Ad buy will cost the Dodd campaign approximately $100,000 for the week.
The ad buy comes on the heels of a mixed bag Quinnipiac Poll for Senator Dodd, which showed that the AIG-inspired “Let’s Tar and Feather Chris Dodd” sentiment is beginning to wane a bit, though the Senator still trails former U.S. Congressman Rob Simmons by six points.
For his part, Simmons told Fox 61’s Shelly Sindland yesterday that he is beating Dodd “without spending a nickel”.