Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) is, by several accounts, facing the political fight of his life as he bids to keep his Senate seat in 2010. He has been unable to distance himself from the awarding of insurance executive bonuses that caused so much populist outrage earlier this year and he trails three Republican challengers in the polls.
Now, his long-time friend and colleague, the ailing Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), has either thrown him a lifeline or an anchor — he's appointed Dodd the captain on health care for the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee this year. Dodd is attempting to steer Kennedy's bill through committee as we speak.
Check out the new campaign video above in which Kennedy calls Dodd his "closest ally" in the fight for health care rights for all.