Two Democratic Senators And Rising Star Governor Won't Seek Reelection

Democratic officials tell The Associated Press that Connecticut's Christopher Dodd plans to make an official announcement today.

North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan said yesterday that he won't seek re-election to the Senate in November.

Adding to the party's concerns was word that Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, won't run for a second term in November. Ritter is also expected to make an announcement today.

The decisions come amid rising anti-incumbent sentiment among the electorate. A majority of the country says it's on the wrong track, and the party in power typically gets blamed.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:31 AM
    Myles, again, using tea baggers is a liberal poster statement. Its what moveon.org want people that are teaparty protesters to think. Truth? What I have witenessed was both left and right protesting big spending by a government out of touch with voters. I think it is a good movement as check and balance is currently lost. Seems every voted on agenda so far, is right across party lines. So much for bipartisian or transparency.
  • by Myles Location: enc on Jan 10, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    OSOC: Fair enough, by and large. But, one thing- the term "neo-con" is not "exclusively" used by the left. There are some in my party that use it cautiously. Cautiously as we'll get screamed at by tea-baggers that accuse us of RINO'ism. The party better be bigger than that or any electoral progress it makes in 2010 will be short-lived. Agree? Frankly, US citizen for now will scare the Hades out of most voters, if anything you should be weighing in on my side here if you want to be pragmatic. That is my "purpose". Enjoy your Sunday.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 10, 2010 at 04:16 AM
    Myles, I guess the term Neo-con, which is used exclusively by the left, buzzes the buzzard....I typed he has the right to opine and you have yours. I have my far left and far right, given, but I think posting over one of you fellow republicans had some purpose.
  • by Myles Location: enc on Jan 9, 2010 at 07:15 PM
    OSOC: Your post does not hold up to basic logic given your history here. Please read your post again. You question my Republican credentials because I am somewhere between a traditional conservative to moderate, depending on the issue (there's that comma thig again!). Yet, you are a self-proclaimed hyper-critical Democrat. What is good for the goose is good for the gander, huh? Or If you can be a conservative Democrat, and I can accept this, then why can I not be a moderate Republican? A moderate Republican that supports the party, but can critique its far right plank? You can't have it both ways. Finally, US citizen for now seems to me to be an extremist who is screaming in an all knowing way much like the radical Taliban does in Afghanistan. I am Christian too, and I know that no mortal knows all. That belongs to God, and to assume such prophetical powers is not only wrong but borders on heresy. If he can "preach his faith", then I'm sure you'll respect me stating my opinion. I hope.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jan 9, 2010 at 04:04 PM
    Myles, if you are indeed a republican, than you should know it is the conservative party. Of course I am a democrat conservative and you can read most of my posts here to see where I stand. If US Citizen wants to post his faith, then he is free to do that without your opine on it. Obviously, you didn't have to post about it and just left it alone. So, it leaves me question when you put in Neo-con and republican in your post, what was your "purpose?" I cana assure you the direction he is headed is for the ultimate reward, I just question what direction you choose. Please learn when you use a comma, I know I struggle with it too.
  • by Myles Location: enc on Jan 9, 2010 at 01:46 PM
    US citizen for now: I'm not sure what is more atrocious- your spelling or your emotional stability. Why are these two things always a common denominator with the far out fringe neo-con right? And I'm not some "liberal socialist", just a Republican that is embarrased each time you post. Wow, talk about "holier than thou". Your version of "faith" will lead you to a final, ultimate dissapointment when you discover just how off-base it is come that time that we will all encounter. But, you're too deluded to ever realize this. Sad and pathetic, really.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 9, 2010 at 11:02 AM
    Snake Oil, I am as well. we will see it...hmm. Your comment holds so much weight. Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Obama & his constituates in congress have this written all over them. We're seeing the beginning of a major "falling" of the democratic party. Obama is on his way out. To God be the glory! Hang on my friend because we're going to ride this train out to victory. Just hope & pray all of his supporters see & digest the truth as we have done.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 8, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    US Citizen, I am looking forward to the house cleaning in November. The president promised change....we will see it.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 8, 2010 at 08:49 AM
    PK all over, As Jack Nichols said “you can’t handle the truth!”. You could play the role of Tom Cruise easily in the movie “A few good men”. You can come to the knowledge of the truth if you would get rid of your pride and lean not to your own understanding and lean on Jesus instead as he told you to do in his word.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jan 8, 2010 at 08:24 AM
    PK, Here's a real brand of faith from God almighty. Scriptures from the Holy one himself that remind me so much of you and what you've become in your own brand of faith. 2 Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. You fall into every single one of these & do not represent a believer in Christ Jesus. I see this is true coming from your last comment towards me.
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