- Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota is retiring from the Senate, leaving his seat up for grabs in 2010. Given the fact that North Dakota is a red state, I expect Dorgan’s seat will be a pickup for the Republican Party, but ultimately it still won’t impact the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.
- Speaking of Democrats who won’t be running for reelection, it’s rumored Colorado Governor Bill Ritter won’t seek reelection in 2010. Ritter was facing a tough reelection fight against former GOP Rep. Scott McInnis.
- According to the Secret Service, a third person crashed the state dinner for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, making it into the dinner by entering with the delegation of the Indian Prime Minister. The Secret Service blamed the State Department for the security lapse, as the State Department was handling transportation and security for the delegation.
- Cudahy Mayor Ryan McCue will be hosting his monthly “Meeting with the Mayor” at Cudahy City Hall on Thursday, January 7th at 6:00 p.m. According to the news brief written by Mayor McCue, “Residents will receive an update on city matters followed by a question and answer session.”
- My friend Kevin sent me a link to a great editorial that ties together our nation’s health care debate and our fight against terrorism…go read it!
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Zach, Sen. Dorgan represents North Dakota. Political scenario you mention applies.
That’s what I get for typing up an entry at 5:13 a.m.
Add Chris Dodd to the list of retirees.
Funny health care article…
Yeah, I heard a rumor about Dodd last night; looks like it was true. I think his retirement gives the Dems a better chance of holding onto his seat though, so I see this as a good thing.
Dodd seems to be damaged goods now, I had heard rumblings about a primary challenge from Blumenthal quite a while ago. I can’t believe the guy has been AG for twenty years! And that he is still popular, though state AG isn’t exactly a high profile position.
Yeah, he’s damaged goods, and I’m betting Blumenthal holds onto the seat, if he chooses to throw his hat into the ring.
The news about Dodd is the best political news I’ve heard in quite awhile. As much as any other single individual, he was responsible for the sub-prime lending mess. The fact that he played a major role in fixing the very problem he created or at the very least, allowed to happen was just plain shameful.
Actually kinda reminds me of a blog post I saw recently by Christian Schneider (probably not exactly loved around here, but even if you disagree, you gotta admit he’s pretty funny). Anyway, let’s see if I can finally get a link right:
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