According to Fox News, Senator Chris Dodd continues to take big money from lobbyists though he purports in his campaign speeches and videos to not even talk to them...in fact, Dodd is so mean he makes them cry.
Since 2005, Dodd has taken $436,062 from lobbyists according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Dodd was appointed by Ted Kennedy to take Kennedy's place as chairman of the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee as the health care reforms are battled. Meantime, Dodd has found ways to finance his campaign for re-election with donations from medical lobbyists. According to the AP: "Dodd's leading role in the Senate's big health care reform fight has made him a popular target for the many lobbyists working for hospitals, doctors, drug companies, insurers and other medical industry groups with major stakes in the outcome".
Dodd is running behind in the polls back home in Connecticut. Dodd's challenger, Rob Simmons, is leading him by 9 points.
If Dodd does show any signs of snubbing of lobbyists, you can bet it won't be that way for long if re-elected.