Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Dodd announces Middle East trip
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, announced Wednesday he will embark on a trip to the Middle East this weekend.
The Connecticut lawmaker will make stops in Iraq, Syria, Israel, Lebanon and Jordan on the week-long trip.
He will be joined by Sen. John Kerry -- a potential rival for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination -- for portions of the trip, a Democratic aide tells CNN.
-- CNN Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash
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