Posted: November 8, 2007 5:13 PM
Dodd Sends Faux E-mail, Moves to Iowa
Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., has injected some creativity into his newest fundraising effort.
Last week, Dodd sent out a fake internal e-mail to supporters detailing the campaign’s recent fundraising success. In order to give the message a more personal feel, “Chris Dodd” was listed as the sender, and the subject line read “Fw: Re: Update?”
The e-mail details an exchange between two Dodd staffers about how much money the campaign had raised over the Internet during the month of October. One staffer asks for the updated data, and the other responds with the figure. The reply also compares Dodd’s haul to the amounts raised by two of his rivals, and gives some reasons for the results, the Washington Post reported.
Outside of unconventional self-promotion, the senator recently moved his family to Iowa in order to maximize his presence in the early-decision state.
Later this week, Dodd will be appearing at the Iowa Democratic Party Veterans Caucus Press Conference and the Iowa Farmers Union 2007 Food and Family Farm Presidential Summit in Des Moines.
Not everyone is pleased with the senator’s attention to Iowa, however.
“Sixty-eight percent of Democrats say that Sen. Christopher Dodd should end his presidential campaign.” Courant.com reported. “Overall, 70 percent of voters want Dodd out and only 21 percent favor him staying in.”
Still, criticisms have not seemed to distress the optimistic candidate.
“Things happen every day that take the campaign in one direction or another,” Dodd said in a Chicago Tribune. “You can’t win if you don’t play, if you’re not out there. I have confidence in my abilities … we’re moving forward.”