Click the play arrow to watch U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd talk about the race to fill his seat, his farewell tour, and negative campaign ads. Dodd believes not running for re-election was a good decision because it has freed him up to get a number of bills through the last 20 months.

Dodd made his remarks at the Hartford Hilton where he spoke to the AFL-CIO.

Check back later for stories on the three candidates seeking labor’s endorsement.