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Democratic Senator Kent Conrad to retire in 2012

January 18, 2011 Politisite 0

North Dakota Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad announced Tuesday that he will retire from the Senate when his current term expires in 2012. “After months of consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2012,” Conrad said in a written statement. “There are serious challenges facing our State and nation, like a $14 trillion debt and America’s dependence on foreign oil. It is more important I spend my time and […]

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Dem Senator: Health Care Public option is dead

August 16, 2009 Politisite 0

If Barack Obama hoped to rescue his vision of a health-care system overhaul with his wan effort in the New York Times, a key member of the Senate Democratic Caucus threw a bucket of cold water on those hopes this morning. Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a television audience that the pursuit of a public option for coverage was a “wasted effort” that would kill any hope of passage in […]