Dodd Keeps Taking Lobbyist Money Despite Claiming Independence

Dodd Keeps Taking Lobbyist Money Despite Claiming Independence

Despite boasts about snubbing lobbyists, the embattled Connecticut Democrat is still cashing lobbyist campaign checks and rubbing shoulders with them at fundraisers and party gatherings.

Chris Dodd and Barney Frank MUST GO~2010

Chris Dodd and Barney Frank MUST GO~2010

Facing the toughest re-election fight of his nearly 30 years in the Senate, Sen. Christopher Dodd boasts about snubbing lobbyists.

Yet even as he touts his independence, the embattled Connecticut Democrat is still cashing lobbyist campaign checks and rubbing shoulders with them at fundraisers and party gatherings.

Dodd, perhaps the most vulnerable Senate Democrat in 2010, has driven home his message in fundraising pitches and campaign videos.

But the tough talk hasn’t stopped Dodd from raking in tens of thousands of dollars in lobbyist campaign contributions this year. It hasn’t prevented Dodd from letting lobbyists host his fundraising events. Or kept Dodd from schmoozing with lobbyists at places like Martha’s Vineyard, a favorite summer getaway spot for the rich and famous off the Massachusetts coast.

A few days after Howser’s e-mail, Dodd trekked to Martha’s Vineyard for a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee weekend retreat where about 30 senators joined major party donors, including lobbyists.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/07/25/dodd-keeps-taking-lobbyist-money-despite-claiming-independence/

http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2009/07/25/dodd_may_snub_lobbyists,_but_not_their_cash

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