Dodd was a senator from Connecticut and was a Democrat. He served from 1981 to 2010.
He was previously the representative for Connecticut’s 2nd congressional district as a Democrat from 1975 to 1980.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2009 Dodd was investigated for receiving mortgages from Countrywide Financial in violation of Senate gift rules. The Senate Select Committee on Ethics dismssed the charges because the loans were not part of a program specifically benefiting senators. In 2010, Senator Dodd did not run for reelection.
|Aug. 7, 2009||Senate Select Committee on Ethics dismssed the charges because the loans were not part of a program specifically benefiting senators|
|2010||Dodd did not run for reelection.|
Dodd is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 2010 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Dodd sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Dodd was the primary sponsor of 45 bills that were enacted. The most recent inclu