January 6th, 2010
01:37 PM ET
13 years ago

House Democrat passes on Senate bid

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/06/art.pomeroy3.gi.jpg caption="North Dakota Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy will not run for the Senate in 2010."](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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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. One deadbeat down; 59 more to go

    If we can get rid of a few more Democrats, we have a chance of saving this nation from the financial destruction and socialistic nonsense wrought by Oblah Blah, Earmark Pelosi, and Partisan Reid – all comrades in arms

    January 6, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. The Root Word of Progressive is Progress

    Ed Schultz should run! He"s smart, he cares about us, middle-Americans & he's HONEST!

    January 6, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. Illinostom

    Good luck Mr. Hoeven. Of course with opponents of the ilk of Ed Schultz, you won't need luck to prevail.

    January 6, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  4. ColonelA

    It looks like the Democrats are running away from the November election allready. I feel that this November election will be a butt whipping for the Democrats. Hopefully the conservative thinkers will take over our government and end this crazy unethical congress.

    January 6, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  5. Dandi Phil Kastel

    It seems to me that an enemy combatant must be captured in a battlefield during a war. And as despicable as the act of attempting to blow up this jetliner is, it just seems ridiculous to me that people like the Cheneys would want to apply the laws of our country not to be applied as it's stated on the books, but to suit their very narrow minded political opinions. I would like to know, from when a civilian of another country who commits a crime against The US in American Judicial jurisdiction should be transferred to a battlefield situation and tried as a so called military combatant.

    Even prisoners of war have the right to due process. Are the Cheneys now saying that other countries must now start to do this when American citizens are caught committing the same crimes? Should they be put before a military tribunal too? What is good for the goose is should also good for the gander.

    January 6, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  6. Glen Beck is king of the morons

    Lets just drop the "Blue",and call him what he is,a rightwing bag of scum,that hid out to scuttle health reform.Hes a dog,period.

    January 6, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  7. Fair is Fair

    This is kind of funny... "here, you take it!" ... "no, I don't want it"...

    Why don't you pathetic democrats get Mikey from the Life Cereal commercials to run... he likes everything.

    January 6, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  8. Obama Mama

    Obama comes in and everybody rolls out. Must have been some real shady goings on all these years. Or maybe they just can't stand the fact a black man is in the whitehouse... It will all come out. Let the Benedict Arnolds leave...Good riddance.

    January 6, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. Reggie

    no Democrat will be able to keep that senate seat in Norh Dakato. The dems are extremely unpopular in ND and elesewhere.

    January 6, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. Go Ed!

    Don't know much about Heidi but I should like the idea of Ed Schultz running...he'd hold their feet to the fire.

    January 6, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  11. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    Gee, a Democrat who isn't an idiot! Who'da thunkit!

    Now if we could just find some Republicans–other than Ron Paul–who aren't idiots...

    January 6, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  12. Mike in MN

    The Democrats are going down in 2010 and they know it.
    You can't pass a dozen major bills that the majority of voters don't want and survive as the majority party. Dumbest collection of idiots in the history of America.

    January 6, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  13. Matt

    Hopefully we get a moderate in there. We don't need any more kooks like Pelosi, Reid, Rangle, Boxer, Waxman, Murtha, Dodd, Gravel,...

    January 6, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  14. Your comment is awaiting moderation AGAIN

    Guess Democrats will soon catch up to republicans retiring. But at least prospects look better for the Democrats than the republicans.

    January 6, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  15. obama the liar

    ed shultz -lol-this guy is the ultra liberal loony..lol.

    January 6, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  16. Mike

    Same party which means he will not win election. The public is tired of the hiding while creating a health care plan out of sight of the American people. We do not want more of the tax and spend with the secret pay offs for votes that has been demonstrated by the demorat party.

    January 6, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  17. texas conservative

    BECAUSE...The dems know that they are do things the American people do not want...Dems look out for 2010 and 2012..Know more stealing from use..No more obama

    January 6, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  18. Jane/Seattle

    What NOW? Are the Democratic Corporatists just gonna give it ALL to the Republican Corporatists? They sure did on the Health Care Front! Many More items that PROVE this point: Funding for WARS, the Rich Tax Cuts, NO Taxes on those Rich to pay for the Commons and much more. Selling off the Commons to the Corporations who have befouled and Toxified our communities, the WATER (A Biggie), The OIL, The Parks, the Food, the Seas and just about everything else. Creating Homelessness and Poverty with rotten WAGES, Inflated Prices, Corporate Fraud you never address and just what else do you want me to believe about your intentions, Anyone in Politics? Sorry Bernie, Dennis, Alan Grayson and others. We know who you are and what you do, but you are swimming upstream, folks. Almost forget to mention the mostly Sold-Out Media! It must be hard to try to serve many Masters! Peace and please have the nerve to publish this, CNN! Another one sees the end story and quits!

    January 6, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  19. Climategate

    Democrats are in trouble and abandoning ship.

    January 6, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |