Editor's note: FOX Forum asked Mr. Davis to comment on this article in The Connecticut Post revealing that only 5 residents of the state of Connecticut have donated to Senator Chris Dodd's reelection campaign thus far.
Instead of focusing on the facts of Senator Dodd's record as an effective U.S. Senator over his many years of public service -- and I mean facts, not innuendo-- the issue of how many contributors from Connecticut have donated money to his campaign vs. out-of-state donors more than 18 months from election day, to me at least, is not an important or even relevant issue at this juncture. For example, what would the comparable data show for other U.S. Senate candidates running for reelection in 2010 in both parties? Would it show that other incumbents in both parties running for reelection in 2010 would also show a dominance of out-of-state donors this far out from election day, too?
Lanny Davis, a Washington attorney and principal in the firm of Lanny J. Davis & Associates, specializing in legal crisis management and dispute resolution, served as President Clinton's special counsel from 1996-98 and as a member of President Bush's Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board from 2006-07. He currently serves as special counsel to Dilworth Paxson and is the author of the new book, "Crisis Tales: Five Rules for Coping With Crises in Business, Politics, and Life," (Simon & Schuster March 2013). Follow him on Twitter at @LannyDavis.