Senator Christopher Dodd
Senator Dodd, Key Finance Reformer Won't Seek Reelection
Although he is a major recipient of campaign contributions from investment firms including hedge funds, Dodd has been very vocal in the last few months on stepping up regulation of hedge funds and private equity firms. Senator Dodd's potential successors may be even more strict in dealing with the hedge fund industry.
In particular, Dodd was blasted for taking a loan from subprime mortgage firm Countrywide Financial, and for allegedly smoothing the way to allow American International Group executives to receive large bonuses after the insurance company received billions in government bailout money.
Dodd has been one of the biggest recipients of Wall Street and hedge fund cash in the form of campaign contributions. But, perhaps in light of the criticism of him, he has been much more actively pushing strict supervision of the hedge fund industry in recent months.
With Dodd bowing out, Connecticut’s popular Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has tossed his hat into the ring. Blumenthal, who is also a Democrat, is seen as giving the party a much stronger chance of holding the seat in November. He’s also likely to give hedge funds a much harder time than Dodd; Blumenthal, along with Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, has been among the industry’s most prominent critics. Source
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