Dodd releases new ads, plans weekend visit
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"Have you asked what the others have done?"

That question is posed at the end of new television ad for presidential candidate Sen. Chris Dodd.

Since entering the race for the presidency, Dodd has developed an in-depth strategy for making the country energy independent and formalized a plan to get American troops out Iraq. And the veteran senator from Connecticut will be in New Hampshire again this weekend to talk about what sets him apart from the other Democratic candidates.

"Chris Dodd is the only candidate who has the proven ability and bold vision to right the wrongs of the past six years," said Dodd Campaign Manager Sheryl Cohen.

Dodd, who recently launched two new campaign ads, will be in Amherst, Nashua and Manchester on Saturday and in Rochester and Concord on Sunday.

The first ad, "Split," draws attention to Dodd's years of public service, which started when he joined the Peace Corps at age 22. The second ad, "Amazing Grace," is narrated by the senator and describes why he's running for president.

"I want my campaign to be about all of our children and the kind of world we give them," Dodd says in the ad. "I intend to offer the boldest, most creative approaches I can to make our country more secure, stop global warming and restore our moral leadership in the world."

Dodd has also recently spoken in favor of closing the prisons at Guantanamo Bay.

"Rather than helping to protect the nation, the prisons at Guantanamo Bay have instead become the symbol for our decreased moral standing in the world and in so doing made us less secure," said Dodd in a prepared statement. "For the sake of America's security, the prisons at Guantanamo Bay must be closed."


Sen. Chris Dodd will join Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in hosting a community meeting at the Governor's Inn in Rochester at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Both Dodd and Shea-Porter will speak about the war in Iraq and take time to answer questions.