Another One Bites the Dust!
- 2010/01/06 04:43:36
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Dorgan announces retirement
By Aaron Blake
01/05/10 06:02 PM ET
In a huge surprise, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) has just announced he will not seek reelection.
I still have a passion for public service and enjoy my work in the
Senate, I have other interests and I have other things I would like to
pursue outside of public life. I have written two books and have an
invitation from a publisher to write two more books. I would like to
do some teaching and would also like to work on energy policy in the
“So, over this holiday season, I have come to
the conclusion, with the support of my family, that I will not be
seeking another term in the U.S. Senate in 2010. It is a hard decision
to make after thirty years in the Congress, but I believe it is the
right time for me to pursue these other interests.
“Let me be
clear that this decision does not relate to any dissatisfaction that I
have about serving in the Senate. Yes, I wish there was less rancor and
more bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate these days. But still, it is a
great privilege to serve and I have the utmost respect for all of the
men and women with whom I serve.
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