(CNN) – North Dakota Rep. Earl Pomeroy will not run for the Senate in 2010, two Democratic congressional leadership sources tell CNN.
Pomeroy will make the announcement this afternoon that he will not seek to succeed retiring Sen. Byron Dorgan, a fellow Democrat. A Senate Democratic leadership source noted that national Democrats are eyeing former state Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp as a possible candidate to run for the seat.
MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz said in an interview on the cable network Wednesday that a state Democratic leader has reached out asking him to consider running for Dorgan's seat.
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