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Dodd retired at the end of the 111th Congress.

Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Connecticut
  • Residence: East Haddam
  • Born: May 27, 1944; Willimantic, Conn.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Jackie Clegg Dodd; two children
  • Education: Providence College, B.A. 1966; U. of Louisville, J.D. 1972
  • Military Service: Army Reserve 1969-75
  • Political Highlights: U.S. House, 1975-81; U.S. Senate, 1981-2011; sought Democratic nomination for president, 2008
  • Elected: Elected: 1980 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs - Chairman (Economic Policy; Securities, Insurance & Investment; Security & International Trade); Foreign Relations (East Asian & Pacific Affairs; European Affairs; Near Eastern & South & Central Asian Affairs; Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps & Global Narcotics Affairs - Chairman); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Children & Families - Chairman; Employment & Workplace Safety); Rules & Administration; Joint Library
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State Information: Connecticut

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Richard Blumenthal (D, WFM) 636,040 55.2%
Linda McMahon (R) 498,341 43.2%
Warren Mosler (I) 11,275 1%
John Mertens (CFL) 6,735 0.6%
2004 general Christopher Dodd (D) 945,347 66.4%
Jack Orchulli (R) 457,749 32.1%
Timothy Knibbs (CC) 12,442 0.9%
Leonard Rasch (LIBERT) 9,188 0.6%
1998 general Christopher J. Dodd (D) 628,306 65.2%
Gary A. Franks (R) 312,177 32.4%
William Kozak (CC) 12,261 1.3%
Lois A. Grasso (TLC) 6,517 0.7%
Wildey J. Moore (LIBERT) 5,196 0.5%
1992 general Christopher J. Dodd (D, ACP) 882,569 58.8%
Brook Johnson (R) 572,036 38.1%
Richard D. Gregory (CC) 35,315 2.4%
Howard A. Grayson Jr. (LIBERT) 10,741 0.7%
1986 general Christopher J. Dodd (D) 632,695 65%
Roger W. Eddy (R) 340,438 35%
1980 general Christopher J. Dodd (D) 763,969 56%
James L. Buckley (R) 581,884 43%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 60.59% John McCain: 38.22%
2004 John Kerry: 54% George W. Bush: 44%
2000 Al Gore: 56% George W. Bush: 38%
1996 Bill Clinton: 52% Robert Dole: 35%
1992 Bill Clinton: 42% George H. W. Bush: 36%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 47% George H. W. Bush: 52%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :

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