Another Democratic Senator Bites The Dust
The Washington Post is reporting that 5-term Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn) has decided not to seek re-election this fall. He is expected to make the announcement Wednesday.
Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, used his position to obtain sweetheart mortgages from Countrywide Financial before the collapse of the mortgage industry. Because of the mortgage scandal and his support for the Democrat's health care bill he was having a very difficult time raising money and could see he was not going to be re-elected.
The announcement will be the second in two days with North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) indicating on Tuesday that he would not run this fall.
Hopefully Senate majority leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), who trails in every poll against every potential candidate, will make his retirement announcement soon.
Then the task will be to replace them with truly conservative senators who will work to control spending and bring some fiscal common sense back to the Senate.
Posted by Rick | January 5, 2010 11:34 PM