Political candidates are always looking for an edge to draw more support or attention. It's likely that Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd will raise his public awareness in New Hampshire with a bid aimed right at the heart of rabid baseball fans — a chance to see a Boston Red Sox playoff game with Dodd as host.
Dodd, a lifelong Red Sox fan and Senator from Connecticut, said a supporter will be chosen at random to join him at Fenway Park for either Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against Cleveland on Oct. 20 — or Game 2 of the World Series on Oct. 25 — if the Red Sox make it that far.
The catch? The Dodd campaign said entries will come from those making a minimum contribution of $20.04 — in honor of 2004, the last time the Red Sox won the World Series — or by recruiting 24 friends to sign-up at ChrisDodd.com.
"My campaign is about getting results, and I'm confident the Red Sox are as well," Dodd said in a press release Wednesday afternoon. "But they can't do it alone, nor can I, so I am hoping for some help by my side when I cheer them to victory."
The campaign said the prize will include two tickets, $600 towards airfare and a hotel room in Boston.
The campaign said if there is no Game 6 of the ALCS or if the Sox don't make the Series, the winning entrant will get to spend one day on the campaign trail in Iowa or New Hampshire with Chris Dodd.
Find out more at chrisdodd.com/baseball.
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