US Sen. Kent Conrad says he won't run for re-election, the 2nd ND senator to step down

Jan 18, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Q13.com KCPQ TV

In this Jan 7, 2011, file photo Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#1 Jan 18, 2011
YES!!! TARGET his Seat!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#2 Jan 18, 2011
23 Dem Senators up for Re-Election in 2012.

Time to Clean up the Senate!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#4 Jan 18, 2011
Put the Bulls-Eye on that Conrad Senate Seat and stop ALL Progressives from attending Rallies unless they are searched by TSA!
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#5 Jan 18, 2011
He hears the Tea Party's THUNDEROUS FOOTSTEPS!!...Quit and RUN!!...No way in Hell can he get Re-Elected with his past agenda!!...Smart Move by him..if The KITCHEN GETS TOO HOT,GET OUT!!
independent pam

Meridian, MS

#7 Jan 18, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
23 Dem Senators up for Re-Election in 2012.
Time to Clean up the Senate!
The t-party one the mid terms because of the support of big oil, health care, and wall street. They fight against anything for Americans. Lets see how the party of NO performs in the next 2 years, I have the feeling President Obama is a 2 term President, and the party of No will be looking for work. The Republicans don't have anyone that can beat President Obama, of course the Republicans might try Palin. He! He!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#8 Jan 18, 2011
independent pam wrote:
<quoted text>The t-party one the mid terms because of the support of big oil, health care, and wall street. They fight against anything for Americans. Lets see how the party of NO performs in the next 2 years, I have the feeling President Obama is a 2 term President, and the party of No will be looking for work. The Republicans don't have anyone that can beat President Obama, of course the Republicans might try Palin. He! He!
ROFL! Dats what you were saying before the November2, 2010 Elections goofball. YOU GOT S-H-E-L-L-A-C-K-E-D!

60% of the Voters say Obama & Scumbag-0-crats have us on the WRONG TRACK.

If Obama's Unemployment stays around 9-10%, he's Done! Period. End or Story. So are the Scumbag-0-crats that put us deeper into Debt Hole for nothing.

Of course we can always IMPEACH THE MAGGOT and really get out country back on the right track!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#9 Jan 18, 2011
Conrad Admits Getting Favored Treatment

June 14, 2008
By LESLIE WAYNE

On Friday, Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota found himself the subject of several media reports about two home mortgages – one for his Delaware beach house and the other for a Bismark, N.D. apartment house – that he received from Countrywide Financial.

The articles, including one in The New York Times, reported that Mr. Conrad received preferential treatment on his personal mortgages from Angelo Mozilo, chief executive of Countrywide, the beleaguered mortgage lender whose lax standards are at the center of the subprime mortgage crisis.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/06/14...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#10 Jan 18, 2011
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) to retire, rather than get Blanch Lincolned in a red state

This was a big stunner…since I wasn’t aware that North Dakota had two people to serve as Senator.:lol:

Anywho, details:

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.“

Translation: I can now be a left-wing hack and Obama lap dog with impunity, since the electorate in my state can’t do diddly squat about it. Not that he was anything other than a liberal shill in the first place.

Anywho, I’m guessing that he didn’t want to get swamped in the next round of the big red wave, 2012 edition. Oba-Mao isn’t very popular in that part of the country, and Conrad voted for the job-killing ObamaCare, so he was going to be targeted. With him doing the French thing and surrendering pre-emptively, this is all but certain to be a GOP pickup.

Now, if we can just pick off another three (and hold serve in MA), the Senate will flip to the good guys in 2012. With Webb (VA), Tester (MT), McCaskill (MO), and the Nelson boys (NE and FL) being vulernable Dems in reddish states, as well as barking moonbat Sherrod Brown in OH (where he and Obama are as popular as syphilis), our prospects are looking good for 2012.

http://crushliberalism.com/2011/01/18/sen-ken...
radio free america

Holiday, FL

#11 Jan 18, 2011
You can chalk this one up for the Republicans in Nov. 2012.Last Nov. the Republican clobbered the democrat so I dont think much will change in a conservative state like North Dekota.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Jan 18, 2011
Yep, the Dems will definitely lose this one in 2012. Looks like a retrenching of the red state-blue state model.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#13 Jan 18, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
He hears the Tea Party's THUNDEROUS FOOTSTEPS!!...Quit and RUN!!...No way in Hell can he get Re-Elected with his past agenda!!...Smart Move by him..if The KITCHEN GETS TOO HOT,GET OUT!!
The downside? His announcement gives him carte blanche on votes and makes him dangerous. He needs no political cover.

“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

Since: Aug 09

21st Century

#14 Jan 18, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Yep, the Dems will definitely lose this one in 2012. Looks like a retrenching of the red state-blue state model.
Woof, Sheep, Don't worry, you've still got your stealthe Dems, McCain, Snow, Collins and Graham.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#15 Jan 18, 2011
FreeDog wrote:
<quoted text>
Woof, Sheep, Don't worry, you've still got your stealthe Dems, McCain, Snow, Collins and Graham.
I'm actually hopeful that Snowe & Collins do end up switching parties and officialy become part of the Democratic party before their next election (2012 & 2014 respectively).

As for McCain, I hope he dies a very painful lingering death. Same for Lindsey the closet case Graham.
independent pam

Meridian, MS

#16 Jan 18, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) to retire, rather than get Blanch Lincolned in a red state
This was a big stunner…since I wasn’t aware that North Dakota had two people to serve as Senator.:lol:
Anywho, details:
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.“
Translation: I can now be a left-wing hack and Obama lap dog with impunity, since the electorate in my state can’t do diddly squat about it. Not that he was anything other than a liberal shill in the first place.
Anywho, I’m guessing that he didn’t want to get swamped in the next round of the big red wave, 2012 edition. Oba-Mao isn’t very popular in that part of the country, and Conrad voted for the job-killing ObamaCare, so he was going to be targeted. With him doing the French thing and surrendering pre-emptively, this is all but certain to be a GOP pickup.
Now, if we can just pick off another three (and hold serve in MA), the Senate will flip to the good guys in 2012. With Webb (VA), Tester (MT), McCaskill (MO), and the Nelson boys (NE and FL) being vulernable Dems in reddish states, as well as barking moonbat Sherrod Brown in OH (where he and Obama are as popular as syphilis), our prospects are looking good for 2012.
http://crushliberalism.com/2011/01/18/sen-ken...
Boy are you a dreamer!
Abner

Tacoma, WA

#17 Jan 18, 2011
Good for North Dakota..and good for America.

I hope Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem picks up his seat. He's an anti-tea party moderate conservative..pretty much like Bill Clinton.

Conrad has said before that he wants to devote more time to the Bakkan Formation recourse in North Dakota and Montana..that holds the largest reserves of recoverable oil in North America, according to USGS. He's been a staunch opponent of foreign oil.

I don't think Conrad would make the move if Stenehjem was not a strong choice to pick up the seat.



Abner

Tacoma, WA

#18 Jan 18, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Yep, the Dems will definitely lose this one in 2012. Looks like a retrenching of the red state-blue state model.
By 2012 it won't mean that much.

In my estimation, by 2012..the tea-party will have lost it's steam and viability.

My family has had property in North Dakota from Stanley to Dickinson for several generations. Most are true conservatives or Independents (as am I). They, and the majority of people I know are anything but tea partiers.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#20 Jan 18, 2011
Abner wrote:
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By 2012 it won't mean that much.
In my estimation, by 2012..the tea-party will have lost it's steam and viability.
My family has had property in North Dakota from Stanley to Dickinson for several generations. Most are true conservatives or Independents (as am I). They, and the majority of people I know are anything but tea partiers.
I never said anything about the teabaggers. North Dakota has turned more conservative over the recent decades and become a GOP stronghold.

“President DOWNGRADE..Ha Ha Ha!”

Since: Sep 09

Altamonte Springs, FL

#22 Jan 18, 2011
The Tea Party is already influencing the next election! Excellent!
Abner

Tacoma, WA

#23 Jan 18, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said anything about the teabaggers. North Dakota has turned more conservative over the recent decades and become a GOP stronghold.
Point taken.

I jumped the track.

I've been having a debate with a pro tea-party friend who insists the Bank of North Dakota is a fore-runner to some kind of liberal government scheme to privatize the nation's banking system. I read the wrong thing into your post.

“Freedom Demands Responsibility”

Since: Aug 09

21st Century

#24 Jan 18, 2011
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm actually hopeful that Snowe & Collins do end up switching parties and officialy become part of the Democratic party before their next election (2012 & 2014 respectively).
As for McCain, I hope he dies a very painful lingering death. Same for Lindsey the closet case Graham.
Woof, Sheep, Progressives eventually show their true nature. Above you said, "As for McCain, I hope he dies a very painful lingering death. Same for Lindsey the closet case Graham". I believe that is about as clear a demonstration of VITRIOL as I have ever heard. However, by Progressive standards it is about par for the course. If a Conservative had said what you did, it would have been unthinkable.

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