Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Christopher Dodd (D-CT) speaks during a press conference at his home January 6, 2009 in East Haddam, Connecticut. Dodd, a 30-year incumbent, announced that he would not be seeking reelection. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is expected to seek the seat. CHRISTOPHER CAPOZZIELLO / GETTY IMAGES