Monday, August 16, 2010

Retiring Sen. Dodd says goodbye to AFL-CIO

Hartford, CT (AP) - U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd is saying his goodbyes and thanks to the Connecticut AFL_CIO, the state labor umbrella group.

Dodd appeared Monday at the AFL-CIO's political convention in Hartford.

Heurged delegates and guests to support fellow Democrat Dan Malloy in the governor's race and reminded voters "of what the other crowd got us into," referring to national Republicans.

Malloy and his Republican opponent, Tom Foley, were also scheduled to speak at the convention on Monday. The AFL-CIO expects to endorse candidates on Tuesday.

Dodd is not seeking re-election to the Senate. During his 36 years in the Congress, he said he voted with organized labor 96 percent of the time.

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