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Christopher Dodd May Run in 2008

Dodd Weighs Support for White House Run.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - 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."

So, what do we know about this guy? Here's his voting record. What else do we know about him?

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More on Chris Dodd: http://www.issues2000.org/Senate/Chris_Dodd.htm

Some highlights include:
Voted YES on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy by education & contraceptives. (Mar 2005)

Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)

Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)

Voted YES on adding sexual orientation to definition of hate crimes. (Jun 2002)

Voted YES on loosening restrictions on cell phone wiretapping. (Oct 2001)

Voted NO on Amendment to prohibit flag burning. (Dec 1995)

Voted NO on banning affirmative action hiring with federal funds. (Jul 1995)

Voted NO on restricting rules on personal bankruptcy. (Jul 2001)

Rated 32% by the US COC, indicating an anti-business voting record. (Dec 2003)

Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing. (Mar 2001)

More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)

Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)

Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)

Rated 82% by the NEA, indicating pro-public education votes. (Dec 2003)

Voted YES on reducing oil usage by 40% by 2025 (instead of 5%). (Jun 2005)

Voted YES on banning drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Mar 2005)

Rated 84% by the LCV, indicating pro-environment votes. (Dec 2003)

Rated 0% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003) HA!!!!

Voted NO on Strengthening of the trade embargo against Cuba. (Mar 1996)

Voted YES on banning "soft money" contributions and restricting issue ads. (Mar 2002)

Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)

Voted YES on negotiating bulk purchases for Medicare prescription drug. (Mar 2005)

Rated 100% by APHA, indicating a pro-public health record. (Dec 2003)

Voted for 20 pay increases for the military. (Oct 2004)

Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)

Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

Voted NO on confirming Samuel Alito as Supreme Court Justice. (Jan 2006)

Voted YES on confirming John Roberts for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. (Sep 2005)

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