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- U.S. Sen Christopher Dodd, D-CT, said yesterday (Wednesday) that he will not seek re-election in November, potentially altering the debate over financial reform. Dodd, who is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, in November released an 1,136-page draft bill for reform that would create several new protection agencies, increase regulation of credit agencies and derivatives, and alter the role played by the U.S. Federal Reserve in the financial system. However, analysts say that without having to worry about re-election, Dodd is likely to be more willing to compromise on objections raised by Republicans and the financial services industry." Even if Dodd wanted to get tougher, he does not have the votes to do it," Jaret Seiberg, an analyst with Concept Capital, told The Wall Street Journal. "That means compromising to get the Dodd-Shelby-Frank Financial Reform bill enacted."