NEW YORK, March XX, 2007 — United States Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT) will make his first appearance as a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Monday, March 12 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Senator Dodd is seeking the 2008 democratic nomination for president of the United States.
Senator Dodd is Connecticut’s senior United States Senator, and is in his fifth term serving the people of Connecticut. Dodd was first elected to Congress in 1974, where he served three terms in the House of Representatives on behalf of Connecticut’s Second District before becoming the youngest person elected to the United States Senate in Connecticut history in 1980. Dodd is known for his efforts to make America safer, stronger and more prosperous. He is a long-term supporter of measures to bring fiscal discipline into the federal budget-making process and has championed education and other children’s issues. Dodd is Chairman of the influential Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. In January Dodd announced his intention to run for the democratic presidential nomination (www.chrisdodd.com).
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