NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd is expected to announce his retirement, the Washington Post reported.

Dodd, a Democrat, has come under fire in recent years, most notably for allegations about two loans he received. Dodd is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

He was expected to face stern opposition from Linda McMahon, wife of WWE mogul Vince McMahon, this fall, but it looks like Dodd will not run.

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