Friday, November 19, 2010

Will Bingaman Retire?

Well, Politico said he's seriously thinking about not seeking re-election in 2012.

Veteran Democrats such as Kent Conrad of North Dakota and Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico are weighing retirement. ...

You couldn't blame him for thinking about it. He's been in the Senate for nearly 30 now. I asked Bingaman's spokeswoman Jude McCartin whether her boss had been stocking up on fishing equipment lately. Here's what she said:

I’m not sure where they got the information (there’s no quote, like there was for Conrad). Sen. Bingaman doesn’t typically make a decision about whether he’ll run until late winter. But as I understand it, he did have a fund raising event a few weeks back and raised nearly $400,000.