Posted by | January 6, 2010 00:20 | Filed under: Top Stories

Chris Cizzilla at the Washington Post is reporting that Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd is going to announce at a Wednesday news conference his retirement from the Senate.

Dodd’s retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term. It also comes less than 24 hours after Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) announced he would not seek re-election.


State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is widely expected to step into the void filled by Dodd and, at least at first blush, should drastically increase Democrats’ chances of holding the seat.


So, before Republicans do a little happy dance, they ought to take a breath and realize that this puts the Democrats in a stronger position than they likely would have been with Dodd.

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