Liberal Ed Schultz Says Dem Sen. Byron Dorgan's Decision Not to Run "a Big Blow to the Democratic Party" - Video 1/5/10
Here is video of MSNBC's Ed Schultz announcing that Democrat Sen. Byron Dorgan will not seek re-election in this November's mid-term election.
Dorgan joins Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd in dropping out of the 2010 election. Dorgan was trailing in polls against potential challengers.
Ed Schultz said "this a a big blow to the Democratic Party." A.B. Stoddard told Schultz that this is going to be a "tough year for Democrats."
As we pointed out yesterday, the Generic Congressional Ballot is swinging heavily toward the Republicans, which may trigger an avalanche of Democratic "retirements" by incumbents rather than face defeat.