Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., recently took over as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee, becoming the third Senate Banking Committee member with a major role in the 1996 elections.

Sen. Dodd, who lost in a last-minute race to become the Senate minority leader, will not give up any of his duties in the Senate. Instead, the daily operations of the Democratic party will be handed over to Don Fowler, a South Carolina party official, who will become DNC co-chairman.

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