Former independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is mulling a run against Sen. Chris Dodd (D) in Connecticut, according to a report.

Nader, the 2000 and 2004 Green Party candidate for president, is "absorbing" the prospects of waging an independent candidacy against Dodd in 2010, the Associated Press reported Saturday

Dodd is seen as a potentially vulnerable incumbent during next fall's midterm elections, and Republicans have been hopeful that former Rep. Rob Simmons (R) or one of the other GOP candidates in the race can claim the seat next fall.

Dodd's been working to campaign and raise funds in the state, traditionally considered a Democratic stronghold. Nader's candidacy could threaten to siphon off Democratic votes in a competitive race, which polls indicate the next fall's race could be.