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Ralph Nader considers run for Senate


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WKOW) -- Former Presidential candidate is considering a run to represent Connecticut in the Senate, but says he wants to gauge the level of grass-roots support before making a decision.

The 75-year-old consumer advocate and Connecticut native said Friday that he is "absorbing" feedback about a possible bid.

The Connecticut Green Party is trying to persuade Nader to challenge Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd in the hotly contested 2010 Senate race. Nader was previously a Green Party presidential nominee.

State Green Party spokesman Tim McKee says he's getting positive responses to the idea of Nader for Senate. He says social networking Web pages are springing up that are urging him to run.

Online reporting by Chris Wilson

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