Sen Byron Dorgan (D-ND) announces he will not run in 2010…
A nice guy who seemed to really care about the middle class. Dorgan was the force behind the numerous attempts to pass Drug Reimportation so Americans who lose their jobs can still afford their life saving meds while unemployed….Our many posts on that Amendment and Dorgan here
Obama and Rahmbo smacked Dorgan down HARD on this. Obama sold out Americans to big PhaRMa and Billy Tauzin (BEHIND CLOSED DOORS!) when he began his ‘reform’ of health care….GOP Senators crossed the aisle to vote YES on RX REIMPORTATION and DEMOCRATS KILLED IT.
Here is Dorgan’s statement. Frankly that’s a big part of why I think he’s leaving, why fight a death match in ’10 to stick with a bunch of sell out corpocrats?
markos Dorgan retirement is a huge blow to Dems.
mattklewis If Hoeven runs, he’s in. If not, a strong GOP bench includes: Drew Wrigley, Kevin Cramer, Ed Schafer, Stenehjem, Clayburgh, Berg, et al.
marcambinder Biggest effect of the Dorgan retirement is not in the numbers per se; it’s about social psychology. Dorgan’s decision may push other Dems..
marcambinder Hoeven will now almost certainly run; it’s hard not to assume that, absent a stellar candidate, Republicans will pick up this Senate seat.
chucktodd Dorgan retirement means Dems will have hard time maintaining 60 seats going post-10. Dems have pulled ND rabbits out of hat b4 but…