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  •  as of January 20th, 2009, at least... (6+ / 0-)
    •  No, back in 1992 he actually kept (4+ / 0-)
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      askew, Superribbie, semiot, fizziks

      a campaign promise to not run for re-election if the budget deficit weren't cut in half.  He would up running for the seat vacated by the death of Quentin Burdick.

      I believe he's the only Senator to hold both Senate seats from his state.

      "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

      by Geekesque on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 01:57:28 PM PDT

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      •  So (2+ / 0-)
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        cdreid, elsibiades

        He ran for election to the senate again after leaving it? It might not be the same exact seat, but semantics aside, it sure sounds like "re-election" to me.

        But don't forget that most men without property would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich, than face the reality of being poor. (1776)

        by banjolele on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 02:53:30 PM PDT

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        •  He announced he was retiring, Dorgan announced (0+ / 0-)

          he was running for Conrad's seat, and then Burdick died.

          There was a legit concern in ND about having two rookie Senators representing it instead of someone with some seniority.  Also, the seat would have gone R had he not run.

          "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

          by Geekesque on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 08:19:14 PM PDT

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