Because of the tight security at Friday night’s fundraiser in Stamford for U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, we had to reach many of the attendees by phone afterward for a reaction to the keynote address by U.S. President Barack Obama.
One of the first people I reached was state Democratic Party Chairman Nancy DiNardo, who was kind enough to pass her cell phone on to a couple of other prominent Democrats so I could speak to them.
During our discussion, DiNardo said she anticipates Obama will return to Connecticut in the run-up to the 2010 elections.
“I did not ask him, but can predict I think he’s going to be back here again,” she said.
Dodd faces a tough race and freshman U.S. Congressman Jim Himes of Greenwich will likely have to fight to keep his seat from falling back into Republican hands. Himes defeated Chris Shays last November.