Steele Says Dorgan Retirement Sign Of Vulnerability, Predicts More Dems Quitting
Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele issued the following statement on the retirement announcement of Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND):
"Today's announcement by Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota that he will not seek reelection in 2010 highlights just how vulnerable both Senate and House Democrats have become since deciding to walk in lockstep with President Obama's government-run policies. For nearly a year Congressional Democrats have been turning a deaf ear to the concerns of the American people and as the elections of 2010 approach, many of these same Democrats are deciding to simply leave office instead of risking certain defeat. While Senator Dorgan might be the first Democrat to announce his retirement this year, I predict he will not be the last as more and more Americans start moving away from the Democrat Party's liberal agenda and towards the Republican Party's core principles of less government, lower taxes, and greater personal responsibility."