Senator Chris Dodd has raked in over $600,000 in 2009 for his upcoming 2010 election. But that isn’t the story -- less than one percent of that donated money came from Connecticut citizens… and there were only five of them.
Dodd certainly isn’t the most popular politician in the state right now, and he’s been getting flak all around the nation for the AIG bonus fiasco. Dodd’s most recent approval rating dropped to a paltry 33 percent.
Dodd’s campaign manager Jay Howser sent mixed messages after Dodd only received $4,000 from five loyal supporters.
"Sen. Dodd is extremely grateful for the support he has received from the hundreds of individuals who donated to the campaign. This lays a solid foundation to build a strong, grassroots campaign that will remind the people of Connecticut that Sen. Dodd has been fighting on their side and will continue to fight on their behalf," Howser told the Conn. Post.
"There is only one candidate in this race who spends each and every day championing the interests of Connecticut families and working hand-in-hand with President [Barack] Obama to get our economy back on track -- Chris Dodd," said his spokesman.
Quinnipiac political science professor Scott McLean was confused by the message.
"To make the claim that hundreds of individual donors shows he is working for the people of Connecticut doesn't logically follow," McLean told the Post. "Not only is that unpersuasive, it also makes Dodd look even more disingenuous."