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Let me drop all pretense of impartiality for a moment and say this: Those of us who like and respect Chris Dodd are breathing a sigh of relief today. The one thing I didn't want to watch was Dodd running his Senate race all the way to the wire and losing. And I think that was a real possibility.
Dodd is ending a 30-year tenure in the Senate, but the other important number is 40. In 1970, his father Thomas Dodd, bruised and batted by a Senate censure, ran in a three-way race that elected Lowell P. Weicker. If you know Chris Dodd at all, you know he is haunted by his love for his father. His career has always run on two tracks: his ambition for himself and his unquenchable need to redeem Tom Dodd. That story will now, over the next 12 months, draw to a dignified close, and a new chapter in Connecticut politics will open up.
Former Governor Lowell Weicker joins us to talk about the past and the future of Chris Dodd.
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