Straight Talk — Oh, Senator Dodd

      Sen. Christopher Dodd is in a tough campaign to win re-election in his home state of Connecticut next November. Poll results released Nov. 12 have the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee behind his Republican challenger by a sizeable margin.

      Dodd must be nervous; how else do you explain Dodd’s banking industry regulatory reform legislation? The massive and complicated bill ultimately threatens thousands of community banks across the country. The disappearance of small competitors would certainly help the nation’s largest financial institutions, which . . .

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