Sen. Kent Conrad said Tuesday he will quit his seat at the end of his term in 2012, opening up a spot prime for a Republican takeover.He said he wants to concentrate on the problems facing America, not his re-election."After months of consideration, I have decided not to seek reelection in 2012. 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 energy trying to solve these problems than to be distracted by a campaign for re-election," Conrad, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said in a statement.Sources close to Conrad said the North Dakota Democrat's decision was one he had been weighing for several months, and made final over the holidays."At the end of 2012 he will have been in the Senate for 26 years. After two and a half decades of extraordinary service in the Senate, he's ready for a new challenge," one source said.Conrad is well-liked in Washington on both si...
FBN Exclusive: Sen . Kent Conrad on what more needs to be done for financial regulation and his plan to create non-profit health insurance co-op's.
Sen . Kent Conrad , (D-ND), breaks down what a health-care co-op is and why it is gaining more support.
Sen . Kent Conrad , (D-ND), on the nations growing debt.
Sen . Kent Conrad on inclusion of government-run option in Senate bill
Sen . Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) on what might be dropped from health-care reform before it passes.
Red Ink Watch: Sen . Kent Conrad , (D-ND), on the jobless claims and the increase in retail sales.
Red Ink Watch: Sen . Kent Conrad , (D-ND), weighs in on his plan for health care reform.
This is a rush transcript of "Special Report With Brit Hume" from August 1, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)REP. MI...
Hello. I'm Sen. Kent Conrad, the senior Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee.In my home state of North Dakota, fiscal responsibility is more than a phrase. It's a...
Democratic and Republican senators suggested Sunday the only remaining fiscal deal in Washington before the New Year's deadline is a small-scale plan to stop tax inc...
Congress has several options in trying to reach a fiscal deal before the Jan. 1 deadline, though none seems to have an easy path to success.The mix of existing legis...
The report from President Obama's highly touted deficit-reduction commission came out two years and 18 days ago. On that brisk December morning, Democratic Sen. Kent...
Sen . Kent Conrad says bipartisan compromise is best solution for long-term problem
Sen . Kent Conrad , (D-ND), on the progress in the debt negotiations.
Sen . Kent Conrad on the need to extend the Bush tax cuts.
Sen . Kent Conrad , (D-N.D.), on why reconciliation should not be used to pass health care reform.
Sen . Kent Conrad on stripping out the 'pork' from President Obama's stimulus package.
Sen . Kent Conrad weighs in on what can be done for debt agreement to be reached
Sen . Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) says it's too early to know who will support Baucus's health-care bill, but it's a good beginning.