What do these 3 men have in common?
If you said that they're all retiring after their terms conclude, you were right. Governor Bill Ritter (D-CO) and Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) have all stated they will not be running for re-election. Ritter and Dorgan have confirmed today that they will retire and Dodd is expected to announce tomorrow.
This comes as tough news for the party, who lost their Michigan Gubernatorial candidate and recently saw one of their own ranks switch to the GOP.
The question is: Are Democrats in deep trouble or are these standard political retirements?
Update (1/6): Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) seems to disagree.