Friday, October 19, 2007

FISA Hold Pays Off for Dodd

This is great:

Senator Dodd's campaign communications director Hari Sevugan tells me that $150,000 in small contributions have poured into Dodd's campaign in the past 24 hours, since his announcement that he will put a hold on--and may even filibuster--a foreign intelligence surveillance bill approved yesterday by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Dodd objects to a provision that would grant immunity to the telecommunications companies that turned over their customers' phone and e-mail records to the government's warrantless surveillance program.


  1. I'm going to pay pretty close attention to see who else backs him up on this.

  2. There's a good chance this bill will be killed in the Senate Judiciary Committee, by Senator Leahy. Senator Dodd probably won't have to deliver on his threat.