The party's Tim McKee says Nader, a three-time presidential candidate, has the experience to mount a credible campaign against Dodd, but Nader himself says he is non-committal, The (Hartford, Conn.) Courant reported Saturday.
"It's premature," Nader told the newspaper at a West Hartford, Conn., book-signing. "I've been getting an increasing number of requests to do so. This is my home state and I'm just absorbing a lot of the feedback before I make a decision."
"If enough people, hundreds and hundreds of people urge Ralph Nader to run, get involved directly in this race, it's going to be something very exciting to have an independent person not associated with the two big parties being a U.S. senator and it'll do a lot of good for our state," McKee said.
Nader told The Courant he is cautious, not because he sees Dodd as a formidable opponent, but because the Senate is in gridlock and unable to pass important legislation.