Sen. Conrad to retire, offering GOP an opening 

The Washington Post has just issued the news alert that Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., will soon announce his returement. Conrad's exit could result in North Dakota's three-man delegation to Congress flipping from all Democrat to all Republican in the space of just two years. Until earlier this month, Conrad was serving with Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., who lost in November, and Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., who retired.

Michael Barone has a few things to say about Democratic dominance of North Dakota here, in a year-old post on Dorgan's retirement.

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