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July 20, 1980: Christopher Dodd Nominated For Senate

U.S. Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, Gov. Ella Grasso and U.S. Rep. Christopher J. Dodd of the 2nd District celebrate Dodd's winning the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate at the party's state convention Saturday in Hartford. Ribicoff, left, nominated Dodd, to become his successor. Ribicoff is retiring after 18 years in the Senate.JUDY GRIESEDIECK / HARTFORD COURANT