Saturday, February 28, 2009

Larry Kudlow To Challenge Dodd?

Add Larry Kudlow's name to the list of those considering competing to be the Republican nominee to challenge Chris Dodd in 2010.

Reports at National Review Online, CommentaryMagazine, Wizbang, CT Local Politics, The Huffington Riposte, etc.

From the NRO Post:
Republicans in Washington think they may have found their man to pick up a Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010: Larry Kudlow, the former Reagan budget advisor, Wall Street economist and now CNBC TV news anchor. The Internet is abuzz with the chatter of a Kudlow for Senate boomlet, which has even hit the Drudge Report.

In an interview yesterday, Mr. Kudlow confirmed to me that he did sit down for dinner with Senate Republican Campaign Committee Chairman John Cornyn "to hear him out on the idea."
That makes it sound like it was Cornyn's idea. Whoever's idea it is, I don't think it is a great one, at least not if Simmons plans on running. Kudlow's got the name recognition going for him, but he comes with a lot of baggage, too.

Ironman over at The Next Right has a good look at the names that have been thrown out there to this point.

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