As Chris Dodd was announcing that he won’t run for re-election for the US Senate seat from Connecticut that he’s held for 30 years, I was talking on KIRO/Seattle with Josh Kraushaar of Politico about the implications of that decision (and a similar one from Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota).

We also discussed how all this will affect the electoral balance on Capitol Hill, how a member of the professional wrestling world could enter the race, the attempts by Democrats to finish the health care reform legislation without GOP interference, and whether President Obama will make any changes in his national security personnel in the wake of the failed bombing of Northwest 253 on Christmas Day.

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