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Dems Heading for the Door


For anyone who went to bed last night well before midnight, you woke up this morning with a bevy of emails and tweets about not only longtime Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) retirement announcement, but also that of Governor Bill Ritter (D-CO) and Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT). I’m sure the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is scrambling.

At first look, it was quite the depressing night for Democrats.  Dorgan, who’s been in DC for thirty years and in the Senate since 1992, was a major player in the health care reform debate.

Chris Dodd, the Senate Banking Committee Chairman on the other hand, has been embattled for the last year and a half due a sweetheart mortgage deal from AIG, and also his role with health care reform.

However, looking at the states a little more closely, national Dems may have caught a break in Connecticut (more on that in my next blog post), as there is a strong Dem waiting in the wings.

One big question now remains.  Who, if anyone, will be next to announce his or her retirement?  All eyes should be squarely focused on Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

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