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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-01-11 09:24 PM
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117. You were wrong in that Dorgan did not resign, he chose not to run....
and you are telling that none of this had anything to do with who was going to be
running against him?

Dorgan's decision stunned members of his party, who control the Senate but are facing spirited challenges from Republicans in several states. Democrats were confident heading into the new year that Dorgan would run for re-election even as rumors intensified that Republican Gov. John Hoeven would challenge him in November.

Early polling showed Dorgan trailing Hoeven in a hypothetical contest, and Democrats expected a competitive race if the matchup materialized.

Hoeven has not announced a candidacy but national Republicans expect he will.
Hoeven told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he was "looking at (a Senate race) very seriously."

"I expect we'll announce our intentions here within a couple of weeks," Hoeven said.

Hoeven served as the 31st Governor of North Dakota, serving from December 15, 2000 to December 7, 2010. He was the longest-serving current Governor in the United States at the time of his resignation. (United_States)

Dorgan is not a liberal's wet dream. He is a good, moderate Democrat who liberals agree with on some issues but disagree with on little things like immigration and deficit spending. As the NY Times article about this mentions,

Mr. Dorgan has grown increasingly pessimistic about his prospects for re-election in recent weeks as he traveled around the state and met with constituents and he did not hide his sentiment that the Congress and the Obama administration erred in putting too much emphasis on the health care overhaul and not enough on job-creating economic programs.

And did I mention that he's a "budget scold"?:

"We need to reform our financial system to make sure that which happened to cause this deep recession will not happen again. And we need to get our fiscal and budget policies under control. The federal budget deficits are not sustainable."

Hoeven is now North Dakota's junior Senator.

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