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Clinton, Iowa—Chris Dodd struggled to secure a commitment from one of the troops he’s counting on to keep him in the business of running for president—a firefighter in a bright yellow shirt.

Rod Livesay, an Iraq vet and Iowa firefighter, was among the legions of union members being called to perform a rescue operation—salvaging the Connecticut senator’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, in this Thursday’s Iowa caucuses. Livesay came out to support Dodd Tuesday.

Well, sort of.

Click here to continue reading Melissa’s report from the campaign trail in Iowa.