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Senator Byron Dorgan’s (D, ND) retiring.

So much for a quiet day.

North Dakota Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan said that he won’t seek re-election in 2010, handing the GOP an opportunity to pick up a seat.

Citing “other things I would like to pursue outside of public life,” the third-term senator made his announcement in a lengthy statement that touted his accomplishments in his 18 year career and hinted at his future plans, including interest in writing books and a private sector career in energy policy.

I giggled at this. Actually, I laughed like a loon. And then the toddler started laughing. And then my wife threatened me with death if I woke the baby. So I stopped laughing. But I kept grinning. Because Dorgan wasn’t on any of my 2010 pickup lists.

Moe Lane

[UPDATE]: AoSHQ sums it up nicely with their title.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.

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