Tuesday, January 5, 2010

North Dakota News

Senator Byron Dorgan will not seek re-election.
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) announced this evening that he’s retiring at the end of his term, a shocking development that threatens Democratic control of his Senate seat next year.

Dorgan was up for re-election in 2010, but the third-term senator wasn't facing any strong Republican opposition-- but was facing the growing possibility of a serious challenge from popular Gov. John Hoeven (R-N.D.).
Yes, definitely serious challenge. Hoeven was leading Dorgan in polls by over 2o points.

This is big news for the Bison State! I like it.

1 comment:

Shane and Casey said...

He knew Hoeven was likely to challenge him and he'd lose. Leave on his terms I guess. We won't miss him, I can tell you that much. With his support for the health care garbage, he wouldn't have been reelected anyways.