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ND-Sen: Kent Conrad not seeking reelection (UPDATE)

It’s been about a year and two weeks since Byron Dorgan called it quits in North Dakota.  Today, the now-senior Senator Conrad does the same:

North Dakota Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad announced today that he will not seek reelection, creating a potentially prime pickup opportunity for Republicans in a GOP-leaning state.

“After months of consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2012,” Conrad said in a letter to constituents. “There are serious challenges facing our state and nation, like a $14 trillion debt and America’s dependence on foreign oil. It is more important I spend my time and energy trying to solve these problems than to be distracted by a campaign for reelection.”

[Hat Tip: Memeorandum]

UPDATE.  Lieberman’s out too.

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