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Big News: Dorgan to Retire


Sen. Byron Dorgan (D., N.D.) will not seek re-election, creating a major opportunity for Republicans to pick up a seat in the Senate:

“After a lot of thought I have made the very difficult decision that I will not be seeking reelection in 2010, “Dorgan wrote in a memo to staff distributed this afternoon. “This decision is not a reflection of any dissatisfaction with my work in the Senate, nor is it connected to a potential election contest next fall (frankly, I believe if I were to run for another term I would be reelected).”


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