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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Dodd for Prez?

Look who's thinking about throwing his hat into the presidential race.
U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd said Monday that he is gearing up for a possible run for president, announcing plans to travel the country, raise money and hire staff in an effort to garner support.

Dodd, D-Conn., told The Hartford Courant in an interview in Washington that he has "decided to do all the things that are necessary to prepare to seek the presidency in 2008."

The state's senior senator, who will turn 62 on Saturday, won a fifth term in the Senate in 2004. He flirted with the idea of running for president two years ago, but did not enter the race as he faced re-election and fellow Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman ran for president.

He said he will not decide whether to step into the race for president until early next year. About 10 other high-ranking Democratic Party members are considering running for president.