(Drudge siren in honor of Genghis over at CT Local Politics, who utilized the extremely rare ALL CAPS headline ala the Drudge Report, which is normally reserved for the really big, earthshaking news)
Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons announced yesterday in a letter to the Associate Press that he's running for Sen. Chris Dodd's seat in 2010.
You will recall that Republican Rob Simmons lost the 2006 Congressional election in the 2nd CD to "Landslide" Joe Courtney by a margin of something like 91 votes or so.
"The family had a long meeting today and was unanimous that I run," Simmons said in an e-mail message to The Associated Press. "So I am running."
Simmons (pictured above) will take on the incumbent senator in what is expected to be a lively GOP contest, with State Sen. Sam Caligiuri and CNBC host Larry Kudlow also having been mentioned as possible challengers.
UPDATE: Apparently, the image above ISN'T Rob Simmons. We here at ConnecticutBob.com take pride in our in our accurate reporting, and we regret the error.
But in our defense, the image WAS the 943rd result when searching Google images for "Rob Simmons".
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused to Mr. Fudd.