Senator Edward Kennedy is making the best of the time he has left and helping an old friend, Senator Christopher Dodd from Connecticut. Baby Kennedy has a new TV campaign for longtime pal Sen. Christopher Dodd, who faces a tough re-election fight in Connecticut. The Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd is called a strong partner in the fight for health care reform by the Massachusetts Democrat. The 30-second ad in which Kennedy makes the pitch to the Connecticut voters that Chris Dodd has been my closest ally in this fight. Dodd is facing the toughest re-election fight of his five-term Senate career in 2010. He has lost a lot of steam during this last term as his popularity has slipped in the financial meltdown and after his failed 2008 presidential bid. He has taken a couple of nationwide bad press articles first for his role in writing a bill that protected bonuses for executives at bailed-out AIG. Then he refused to release documents about his two controversial mortgages with Countrywide and his financing of a vacation cottage in Ireland. There has also been negative press about his wife’s role in being on the Board of Directors of a couple of companies who have been at the government trough. The lasted polls show Dodd trailing former Republican Rob Simmons 45-39 percent. If he can get that far as he is also facing a primary challenge from Merrick Alpert, this makes Dodd is one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats facing re-election next year.