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Dodd's retirement comes after months of speculation about his political future, and amid faltering polling numbers and a growing sense among the Democratic establishment that he could not win a sixth term. It also comes less than 24 hours after Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) announced he would not seek re-election.
His "troubles" were mostly of his own making! Like not representing his constituents, lying, never being open and forthcoming about current legislation, supporting tremendous pork and giveaways to party contributors, lawyers and Unions and on and on.
Don't worry. There are plenty of other sociopaths willing to sell out their country that will gladly take his place.