Senator Chris Dodd joins Google General Counsel Kent Walker for a [email protected] "fireside chat." Senator Dodd (D-CT) begins the event with a policy announcement. Senator Dodd is the senior Senator from Connecticut and chairs the Senate Banking Committee. He was elected to the Senate in 1981 after six years in the House and has been re-elected four times. In January 2007, he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president.