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Merrick Alpert will put Chris Dodd to the test in a Democratic primary. Alpert declared Dodd to be "part of a cultre of corruption" in Washington. Alpert also criticized Dodd's performance on the Senate Banking Committee, as well as Dodd's stances on foreign policy. Alpert, a former Air Force officer, said that he would not have voted to invade Iraq and Afghanistan.
It's not just Republicans lining up to challenge Chris Dodd. It now appears as if Senator Dodd is going to face a primary challenge in 2010. Merrick Alpert, a former Air Force officer and entrepreneur, may file his official candidacy with the FEC as early as tomorrow. Alpert states, "Like many of you, I've lost faith in Sen. Dodd, he doesn't represent Connecticut's values anymore." Peter Schiff, anyone?
More and more Democratic insiders are growing nervous over Chris Dodd's re-election viability. Political strategists and even Dodd himself are concerned about his chances in the 2010 general election. Imagine if Schiff ran against Dodd. The man who predicted much of the housing, credit, and stock market collapse versus the man who didn't see any of it coming. The Washington outsider vs. the Washington insider. And to put it bluntly, there is no other potential candidate, except for Peter Schiff, who will be able to compete with, maybe even surpass, Dodd's fundraising capability.
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As Dr. Rand Paul has announced the formation of an exploratory committee for US Senate, many are wondering if Schiff will be next. With Schiff's national prominence, private sector success, huge grassroots following, and tremendous fundraising potential, he could make a serious run in the state of Connecticut. Can you imagine? Two strict, fiscal conservatives and diehard constitutionalists in the US Senate. Now that's a revolution.
In his weekly Video Blog, Peter Schiff lambastes multiple governmental programs and commissions that work against a recovery from our current crisis. He explains how programs, such as one encouraging the purchase of a new car, will not help us because it will only add more debt in our system which was the cause of the crash in the first place! Moreover, increasing taxation and subsidies for businesses will suffocate their chance of viability on an international scale as well as bankrupt our nation.