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Christopher J. Dodd retires from U.S. Senate

Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D) has announced that he won't run for reelection in 2010. Struggling poll numbers in his home state pointed to a difficult path to a sixth term in the U.S. Senate for Dodd, currently the chairman of the Senate Banking committee.

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Dodd bowing out after a full career, and recent battles
Article | Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) announced his retirement from Congress on Wednesday, bringing an end to an illustrious political career and, in so doing, bolstering his party's chances of holding his seat.
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Dodd decries hyper-partisanship in Senate farewell speech
Article | Sen. Christpher J. Dodd decried an era of corrosive hyper-partisanship in his farewell address Tuesday, saying the political system is "completely dysfunctional" and telling his fellow senators that they could be effective only by working together.

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