US senator Christopher Dodd, said he was in the hardest political shape of his career, announced Wednesday he will retire from the U.S. Senate, ending a forty career in Congress. He accepted that 2009 was a tough year for him.
Christopher Dodd political stock fell after a controversy involving low-rate credits he received under a VIP program, the financial meltdown and his failed 2008 presidential bidHe also served three terms in the House, was trailing former Republican Congressman Rob Simmons in the polls.
Obama said in a statement that Dodd's work isn't over, but that his leadership would be missed. The President Obama also said he has worked tirelessly to get better the lives of our children and families, support good jobs for hardworking Americans, and keep our nation strong and wealthy.
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