Greenwich Democrat plans to challenge Dodd
Democrat Roger Pearson said Monday he's "likely" to challenge embattled Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd in the 2010 primary.
The attorney and former Greenwich first selectman said he will decide within a few months whether to run.
"I'm seriously considering it," he told The Associated Press. "I am likely to do it."
He plans to reach out to state and local party officials as well as voters before deciding.....
Sen. Dodd attempts to re-connect w. CT
Middletown (WTNH) - Senator Chris Dodd is attempting to re-connect with Connecticut in almost daily events over the next two weeks.
The Quinnipiac University Poll last week showed the five-term Democrat with the lowest favorability ratings of any incumbent since Governor John Rowland was enmeshed in scandal.
It's a bad time to be Chris Dodd and Dodd said he knows it. But he plans to remind people of what he's done in the past and the stuff he's working on now.
An event at the Middletown Fire house today was designed to highlight Senator Dodd's work on a grant for fire departments. In his speeches he is making it quite clear he has seen the polls......
Greenwich Democrat 'likely' to challenge Dodd
....."I want to see what the reaction is," Pearson said. "So far it has been a positive reaction." Dodd is the Senate Banking Committee chairman.
The five-term lawmaker has seen his popularity slip amid the financial meltdown and in the wake of his failed 2008 presidential campaign.
Pearson says he's unhappy with how Dodd has handled the economic crisis and he wants to give Democrats a choice.
Dodd's reliance on fundraising from Wall Street and other financial interests he oversees as chairman of the banking panel is troubling,
Pearson said. "I see politicians of Chris Dodd's ilk continually insinuating themselves on the public scene -- in Dodd's case propped up by the very interests he's supposed to keep an eye on.
To me, that's distasteful." said Pearson. "Dodd has become the poster child for meaningful, underline 'meaningful,' campaign finance reform." ....
The Most Vulnerable Senator Up for Re-Election in 2010?
Veteran Sen. Chris Dodd (D) should not be vulnerable in his home state of Connecticut. As a longtime officeholder in a reliably Democratic state and the chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Dodd should have the stature, political base and access to resources to dissuade even the most ambitious of Republicans from challenging him for re-election.
But the darkening cloud that is growing over the Senator's head has changed Dodd's prospects quickly, and the signs already are clear that he'll have the fight of his life next year when he seeks his sixth consecutive term in the Senate.
Coverage of Dodd's special treatment from lender Countrywide Financial - and his designation as a "friend of Angelo" - has blanketed local media, severely damaging Dodd's standing in a state where Democrats hold better than 2-1 majorities in both chambers of the state Legislature, hold all of the Congressional seats and haven't lost a U.S. Senate race since 1986.
Only one Republican, Lowell Weicker, has won a Senate race in the Constitution State since Prescott Bush did so in 1956. (Bush defeated Democrat Thomas Dodd, the current Senator's father.)
Chris Dodd has had no serious tests since he coasted to victory in an open-seat House race in the very Democratic year of 1974. Dodd's closest race since then was his first bid for Senate, in 1980, which he won by "only" 13 points over former New York Sen. Jim Buckley (R). Buckley had lost re-election in the Empire State in 1976 and figured that he might as well run for the Senate in neighboring Connecticut......
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Contracting Boom Could Fizzle Out
"You saw some relief," said Peter Arment, managing director at Broadpoint AmTech in Greenwich, Conn. One of the hardest-hit defense firms was Boeing. ...
Maritime artist's work on display in Greenwich
By Frank MacEachern
GREENWICH -- The paintings of a 19th-century Englishman who turned into one of America's greatest maritime artists are on display at the ...
BofA, Morgan in adviser battle
Bank of America won a temporary restraining order this week preventing four former investment advisers from contacting clients.
In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Bank of America claims three New Yorkers -- John Pasacreta, John Rotando and Jordan Samuelson -- and Wilton resident Jeremy Donefer violated employment contracts after quitting Banc of America Investment Services Inc. and going to work for Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. The New Yorkers are working in Morgan's Purchase, N.Y., office. Donefer is working in Morgan's Greenwich office.
The court clerk in White Plains, N.Y., confirmed on Friday a temporary order was issued.
Shirley Norton, a Bank of America spokeswoman, said Friday the bank filed "a complaint against four former associates for egregious breaches of contractual and fiduciary obligations to BAI following their carefully orchestrated resignations from the company to join Morgan Stanley, a direct competitor. . . .
WHAT'S THAT GIANT SUCKING SOUND: INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER HACKERS AND RUSSIAN MAFIA SCORING MILLIONS FROM GREENWICH RESIDENTS WHEN THEY ATTACK JEREMY DONEFE'S UNSECURED HOME COMPUTER
JEREMY DONEFE'S CLIENTS JUST MIGHT WANT TO GET A PEN AND WRITE THESE INSTRUCTIONS DOWN: Immediately Contact Banc America In Greenwich And Demand That Their Account Numbers And Passwords Are Changed, Before Their Accounts Are Liquidated And Transferred To Some Nigerian Bank.
Any Greenwich Banc Of America Client That Did Switch To The Greenwich Morgan Stanley Office Should Cancel And Reverse The Transfer, Because Their New Morgan Stanley Account Number May Also Be On Jeremy Donefe's Home Computer Under "Cake Recipes".
Middle school students receive a history lesson from a business ...
The Hour - Norwalk CT
In 2007 to 2008, more than 13700 students in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport and Wes-ton participated in JA programs. ...
RFR invests millions in Stamford office buildings
Danbury News Times
Also, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut, a fertility clinic, has opened a new office at 40 E. Putnam Ave. in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich. ...
Baseball Takes On Brown In Providence, RI On Tuesday
Marmo also has a team-high 11 walks Sophomore Joe Poletsky (Greenwich, Conn.) is currently tied with Brian Monack for the team lead with 12 RBI. ...
Greenwich High Softball Preview: Cardinals believe this is their ...
By David Fierro
Championship banners from nearly every sport adorn the walls of Greenwich High School's gymnasium. However, while the Greenwich softball ...
Greenwich High boys lacrosse preview: Young Cardinals flying under ...
For Greenwich's seniors to go out in a blaze of glory, they'll need some help from underclassmen -- many of whom have yet to get their feet wet in FCIAC ...
Danbury News Times
Vinci Joseph, Greenwich, 26:36; 118. Davis Barbara, Bethel, 26:43; 119. Corral Franco, Stamford, 26:43; 120. Brito Miguel, Stamford, 26:43. 121. ...
This is based apparently on Koh’s speech to the Yale Alumni Association of Greenwich Connecticut, from which observer Steve Stein gathered that Koh wanted ...
... a billion-dollar Ponzi empire built at least half on the backs of feeder funds like Merkin's and one charged last week, Fairfield Greenwich Group, ...
......MEDICARE ASSISTANCE Hospital auxiliary assists in completion of Medicare forms from noon to 2:30 pm Wednesday and Friday at the new hospital of Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road. Free. Call 863-3222.
THE NURSE IS IN A registered nurse is available to take blood pressure and health counseling from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. Call 863-3883.
THE DEN FOR GRIEVING KIDS A group for children and families dealing with the loss of a loved one meets at 6:30 p.m. every other Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at Family Centers, 40 Arch St. Preregistration is required. Call 869-4848....
Among the gainers, PartnerRe, an international reinsurer with US headquarters in Greenwich, gained $1.49 to close at $66.15. Greenwich-based Blyth Inc., ...
... Golf Writers Association at their 58th National Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. ...
Turner urges US to get into the game
By Colin Gustafson
GREENWICH -- If the history of mankind were a baseball game, Cable News Network founder Ted Turner believes humanity has fallen two runs behind in the seventh inning.
The only way to win: End global warming, nuclear proliferation and overpopulation, he said.
"The game's not over. We still could win, but we're going to have to stop doing the dumb things and start doing the smart things," Turner said Monday at a Greenwich Library presentation.
"We've gotta hold 'em for the next two innings, and put three runs on the board -- and we've got to start right away."
That was one of the many pearls of folksy insight the 70-year-old philanthropist and media mogul sprinkled over a crowd of more than 100 during his talk, "The UN and Our Common Future," on Monday at the Cole Auditorium......
Madoff cohort hit in civil fraud
On April 1, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin accused Fairfield Greenwich Group of Connecticut of civil fraud for activities related to ...
Jobs sprawl away from cities
For example, there is a move from Stamford and Greenwich up the Route 7 corridor or to Shelton. And Danbury, with its cheaper rates and access to less ...
Going Green: Cities around world making changes to lessen ...
What is the "green cities" movement?
Best described as a loose association of cities focused on sustainability, the emerging "green cities movement"encompasses thousands of urban areas around the world all striving to lessen their environmental impacts by reducing waste, expanding recycling, lowering emissions, increasing housing density while expanding open space, and encouraging the development of sustainable local businesses. ...
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