Sen. Christopher Dodd will announce Thursday he is running for president, friends and supporters said today. He is expected to reveal his plans in a series of media appearances beginning at 6:30 a.m. on the Don Imus radio show.
[..B]ackers said that Dodd, after months of testing his support in key states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, has taken all the necessary steps to proceed with his campaign. Perhaps the clearest signal, they said, came when Jim Jordan, one of 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry's campaign manager, joined the Dodd team. Dodd faces an uphill fight.