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.