Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada responds to today’s news that another Democratic colleague, Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut, won’t seek re-election.
Dodd is the second Democrat in two days to make such announcement. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., is the other.
Here’s Reid’s response to Dodd:
“Chris Dodd has dedicated his life to public service and has always been on the front lines to make a difference where it counts. I know how much of an honor it has been for Chris to serve the people of Connecticut and how truly difficult this decision was for him to step away. His warm personality, sense of humor and optimistic spirit has won him great respect and many friends on both sides of the aisle. I salute Chris on his years of service and wish only the best for him and Jackie and their entire family as they look forward to the new challenges ahead of them.”