Dorgan says he will not seek re-election in 2010!
WASHINGTON – North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan says he will not seek re-election to the Senate in 2010, a surprise announcement that could give Republicans an opportunity to pick up a seat from the Republican-leaning state.
Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd won't seek reelection
Embattled Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday at which he is expected to announce he will not seek reelection, sources familiar with his plans said Tuesday night.
Word of Dodd's retirement plans comes after months of speculation about his political future, his faltering poll numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term in the Senate. The news also came on the same day Sen. Byron L. Dorgan (D-N.D.) announced he would not seek reelection.
Colo. governor won't seek reelection
DENVER (AP) - Saying he needs to spend more time with his family, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter announced Wednesday he won't seek re-election this year—a move that he said would free him politically to make "tough and unpopular decisions" in the months ahead.
A Democrat who is widely considered a rising star in the party, Ritter announced his decision at the state Capitol surrounded by three of his children.